- Awareness: The core of any breast cancer campaign is increasing public awareness about the disease. This includes educating individuals about risk factors, symptoms, and the importance of regular screenings.
- Early Detection: Early detection is critical for successful treatment. Breast cancer campaigns emphasize the significance of self-exams and regular mammograms, encouraging individuals to take proactive steps in their breast health.
- Support:Breast cancer campaigns provide a platform for patients, survivors, and their families to share their stories and connect with others facing similar challenges.Support groups, survivor testimonials, and online communities play a vital role in this aspect.
- Fundraising: Many breast cancer campaigns raise funds to support research efforts, patient care, and community programs. These funds contribute to innovative treatments, breakthroughs, and improved support services.
- Advocacy: Advocacy is a key component of breast cancer campaigns, as they strive to influence policies,healthcare access, and research funding. Advocates work to ensure that breast cancer remains a top priority on the public health agenda.
- Mammogram scans will only be done in at our hospital in East End.
- Appointments must be completed in the month of October 2022 for the promotional rate to be applied.
- Consultation with one of our specialists can take place at our hospital in East End, our Camana Bay clinic, or patients can opt for a virtual consultation. Please note that if the report is normal, the patient will be provided the information via the nurse.
When to get a mammogram
- Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so.
- Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
- Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.