Mammograms are an important part of women's health and wellness. Preventative care is the best way to practice self-care. For many ladies, the prospect of yet another screening alongside their well-woman visits may seem like a hassle.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time, individuals and organizations will come together to educate, encourage, and inspire people to grow in their awareness of the problem and the ways in which they can support the breast cancer community.
In order to decrease our risk of developing cancer, many of us try to make healthy choices. We eat lots of green, leafy vegetables, avoid overexposure to sunlight, and cut down our intake of refined sugars and highly processed foods. We try to keep up with current research and follow its guidance as best we can. Unfortunately, however, when it comes to the risk to women of developing breast and/or ovarian cancers during their lifetimes, the likelihood that they will do so sometimes comes down not to the daily choices they make but to their own genetics.