Friday, October 12, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

“When did you have your last mammogram?”

That’s the question posed during every commercial break on the 2nd TV channel here at the moment. It’s asked by various presenters.  We’re asked again if we remember after about a minutes silence. I know that mine was the beginning of September. As I’m over 50 I get an invitation through the post every two years to set up a free appointment at the breast center.

Now you’ve read this far. Do you remember the date of your last mammogram?

Sorry about the enormous spelling mistake in the title - now corrected

3 comments:

Peter (Worldman): said...

It is the same for the prostate cancer. I check it every January (providing that I am at home, otherwise it is a month or two later).

Zoe said...

It must have been about 15 years ago as they start mammograms at the age of 35 in Belgium. Horrible things - I hated them. Not had one in ages but getting one in this country (UK now :( ) isn't that easy. I don't like the system here, even though a lot is free - which IS good. I like knowing that my puppies are safe.

Anji said...

Peter: I don't think they have regular checks here for prostate cancer

Zoe:35 seems early, but they must have had a reason for it. I think that they should take the best from each health system and put them all together.