The waiting game - Boobs and biopsies

                I had a mammogram last week. I had discovered a lump some time ago, and knew it needed to get checked out. Since I was fired from my job a few days after Christmas, I now qualify and have Medicaid, so I’m taking care of my “health to do list”....more

The waiting game - Boobs and biopsies

                I had a mammogram last week. I had discovered a lump some time ago, and knew it needed to get checked out. Since I was fired from my job a few days after Christmas, I now qualify and have Medicaid, so I’m taking care of my “health to do list”....more

Mammogram

For those of you who don’t know, I just turned 40 in June. If you know my kids, however, don’t tell them. I tell them I am 29 and they aren’t good enough at math to figure out how old I really am yet....more

How Often Should I Get a Mammogram?

t seems to be a topic that is coming up a lot in the news, and people keep asking me about when they should get mammograms, if they should get mammograms, and if there are better tests. It really is a highly discussed topic, for numerous reasons, but for years the National Cancer Institute recommendation is for women over the age of 40 to get mammograms every 1 to 2 years, and women with a strong family history you may need to start at a younger age, have them more frequently, and also have genetic testing performed....more
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