As you probably already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the color pink has become synonymous with awareness of breast health. There’s no better time to sport that pink in your closet, ladies! And if you’re not that big on pink, I’ve put together a lil’ inspiration for you, shown, below. I’m especially into the thought of a a pink coat like this one to brighten up the winter months. And how darling are the pink Hunter boots? Oh and these pink Chuck Taylors?
I could do an entire month devoted to pink fashion finds but the real point is to raise public awareness of breast cancer and the fact that we, as women, need to try our best to put our fears aside and go get that annual mammogram at age 40 and every year thereafter.
Next Friday, October 16, is National Mammography Day. If you’re not sure where to go, Solis Mammography is a great option, as the nation’s largest independent provider of screening and diagnostics for breast health services, they have 31 centers in 4 states, including Ohio. You can find a listing of their 4 Ohio centers here.
Never having had a mammography done myself, I find it relieving to know the actual mammogram only takes 5-10 minutes. And I find it interesting that, per research findings, most women avoid a mammogram because of their anxieties and fears. But, the earlier they discover breast cancer, the better the treatment and outcomes.
Solis Mammography encourages women to Rethink P.I.N.K., especially this month:
• P=Peace of Mind: The environment of each center and exceptional quality of patient care offered by specialists in breast imaging leads to peace of mind for the patients they serve.
• I=Incredible Service: 98% of Solis’s patients would give them a positive recommendation to family + friends.
• N=Not what you Expect: 89% of Solis’s patients report little to no discomfort during their exam.
• K=Knowledge is Power: Perhaps most central to the Rethink P.I.N.K. campaign is the common statistic most women cite – that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Solis encourages women to remember that this also means 7 in 8 women will NOT get breast cancer. But if you are the 1 in 8, you want to find any anomaly as EARLY as possible, so that your treatment is as EASY as possible.
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Solis Mammography.