I drove down to Winston-Salem today, 1 1/2hrs away, and got my annual mammogram. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC), the Breast Care Center is part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Our local hospital offers mammogram screening but WFUBMC is such a top-notch facilty that it was suggested to me that I go there and have I been going for years. I make a day of it, get the mammogram, treat my self to lunch, and do a little shopping (not much shopping available in Boone).
"Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health."
I have a couple of girlfriends that would not get mammograms due to exposing themselves to radiation but my doctor certainly encourages me to get them, plus breast cancer runs in my family on both sides.