After almost putting off a routine mammogram that would end up revealing a breast cancer diagnosis, Tracy Gerardi has a message for other women: Do not delay your annual screening.
Mammograms are the best tool for catching breast cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable. Finding breast cancer early can lead to more successful treatments and better outcomes.
As a woman, you know that taking care of yourself is important, but often your health gets lost in the business of every day life. We are here to remind you that regular breast exams are the best way to prevent and detect future problems – like breast cancer.
Many women with breast cancer have no symptoms, which is why regular breast screening is so important. The best way to catch breast cancer in the early stages – when it’s most treatable – is through routine mammograms. Early detection of breast cancer can lead to more effective treatment and better outcomes.
If you are scheduled for a mammogram within 4-6 weeks after receiving your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, speak with your healthcare provider or contact FMC’s women’s health nurse navigator at 740-687-2727.
No matter your age, routine screenings are an important part of monitoring and managing your health.
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