Have you had a mammogram?
Are you afraid to get one because of how it may feel?
Are you worried about the results? 

How did the Mammogram Challenge start:

In 2019 most of my friends turned 40, the age where most start getting mammograms. I wanted to challenge them to get mammograms but I thought it would be best to open this to women all over because I'm passionate about saving women from breast cancer or helping them through it.  Either way, a mammogram is your start.  

Why am I doing this?

It's simple, I am a breast cancer survivor and carry the Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene (BRACA 1)  Breast and Ovarian cancer runs through my family.  My mom, sister and a couple of aunts are survivors.  I've lost family to breast and ovarian cancer so needless to say, this is important to me.  I don't want your family to feel what my family has been through. 

 
Did you know? 
Facts about Mammograms
  • Finding breast cancer early reduces your risk of dying from the disease by 25-30% or more. Women should begin having mammograms yearly at age 40, or earlier if they're at high risk.

  • Mammography is a fast procedure (about 20 minutes), and discomfort is minimal for most women. The procedure is safe: there's only a very tiny amount of radiation exposure from a mammogram. 

  • If you have dense breasts or are under age 50, try to get a digital mammogram. A digital mammogram is recorded onto a computer so that doctors can enlarge certain sections to look at them more closely.

  • If you're at high risk of breast cancer, have a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer, or have had radiation treatment to the chest in the past, it's recommended that you start having annual mammograms at a younger age (often beginning around age 30). Discuss your personalized screening plan with your healthcare provider.

  • Mammograms can still miss 20% of breast cancers that are simply not visible using this technique. Other important tools — such as breast self-exam, clinical breast examination, and possibly ultrasound or MRI — can and should be used as complementary tools, but there are no substitutes or replacements for a mammogram.

  • According to the American Cancer Society, about 10% of women (1 in 10) who have a mammogram will require more tests. Only 8-10% of these women will need a biopsy and about 80% of these biopsies will turn out not to be cancer.​

-sited from Breastcancer.org

Facts about Breast Cancer
  • One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.

  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.

  • Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.

  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will die each year.

  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.

  • Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today. ​

-sited from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. website

Here's the Challenge

First get your Mammograms/Breast Ultrasound/Breast Thermography. Next, complete the registration below to join the challenge.  The Mammo Challenge ends July 1, 2022.  Due to the COVID pandemic we all experienced, you can register for this challenge if you had your mammogram between January 1, 2020 and July 1, 2022.

The grand prize is a You Are Courage gift basket full of amazing gifts just for you because let's be honest, it takes courage to get a mammogram.  Winner will be announced at the 2nd Annual Shenomenal Women's Brunch on July 9, 2022.

So schedule your mammo today. Call your girlfriends and have them schedule theirs too. 

That call you make can save your life and theirs.  Then complete the form below to register. ​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mammo Challenge 2022

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