National Mammogram Day
Today, October 21, 2022 is National Mammogram Day. A day set aside to bring awareness to, and celebrate mammograms.
Mammograms are certainly worth celebrating, because they help detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, when the chances of successful treatment are best. Women in their 60s who have regular mammograms are 33% less likely to die of breast cancer than those who do not. Younger women have a 14% lower chance of death from breast cancer if they have mammograms.
On this day, or throughout the month of October, women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment.
Overall, death from breast cancer has been reduced by about 40% over the past few decades thanks to mammograms.