At the age of 32 and only four months removed from her wedding day, Jessica Thomas and her husband Jamie couldn't have been prepared for the news they were about to receive. Jessica had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In Jessica's own words, "It was a shock, because everyone had told me, 'Oh, it's nothing, it's probably nothing, you're young, and it's probably nothing.'" Fortunately, Jessica's story is a happy one - one of survival.
The key to survival is early detection. Current rates suggest that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives. Early detection of breast cancer is vital and the American Cancer Society reports that getting a high quality mammogram and having a clinical breast exam on a regular basis are the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early.
It's certainly a travesty when families like Jessica's have to go through the fear, sadness and uncertainty of a breast cancer diagnosis. Getting a regular screening mammogram greatly increases your chances of turning that story of sadness into a story of survival.
Please take a few minutes to schedule your screening mammogram TODAY. It's quick, easy and most of all, it's important to your health.