Yesterday, I underwent a second mammogram performed once again by Linda. As I discovered last year , mammograms are nothing to fear. Forget the horror stories of tortured ta-tas and boobs being squished. It doesn’t hurt and for only few moments of being manhandled, you are preventing breast cancer.
Being over the age of…eh…hem…*cough*… forty, I’m the prime pink ribbon candidate. Last year, I received my baseline mammogram (a series of four x-rays or four squishings) in order for my doctor to view the structure and composition of my breasts. That baseline will be compared to yesterday’s mammogram and each of my future mammograms.
Linda informed me this year that even if you have no history of breast cancer in your family, you’re not out of the woods, though you’re risk is less than a woman with a family history.