Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Annual Mammogram Screening

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.


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Who else was in the room with you to take your picture? And look at that lovely manicure your technician has.
(kidding, kidding) lol
Yup, I get mine every year, like it or not!

Joanna said...

I wish I was that skinny.

Country Girl said...

I am not 40 yet but when the time comes I will do the yearly deed. I work as and ER/Radiology nurse and I see tons of cancer. Good for you for taking care of yourself and blogging about it. It is a great reminder to others.

Teesa and Bill said...

Good reminder. Looks like we both had dr visits today. I wish mine had only been a mammogram instead of what I had to deal with. ;)