National Mammography Day - October
Fri, Oct 21, 2022

National Mammography Day

National Mammography Day is celebrated every third Friday in October. This is the most important holiday that tells about the insidious disease and how to deal with it. The best solution is to identify the disease in the early stages in order to destroy it in the bud!

History

Cancer is a huge problem for mankind. In the United States, it ranks second in terms of mortality. Breast cancer is a common form of the disease, and is diagnosed by screenings and other examinations. Preventive mammography is the best way to fight back! This is especially true for women 40+.

The study was invented by Robert Egan in 1950: he introduced mankind to methods that turned medicine upside down. A little later, he published a book that allowed doctors to identify hardened masses in breast tissue. The procedure is carried out with the help of an apparatus that compresses the breast and evens out the thickness of the tissue – for many, this process is not very pleasant, but doctors assure that there is nothing to be afraid of.

There are over 3 million women in America today who have been saved by mammograms. They did an early examination and were cured. Some factors that increase the risk of the disease are smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, heredity.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • 98% of women recover when oncology is detected at the 1st stage;
  • men also have the disease, but the percentage is low – only 1% of total cases;
  • despite the myths, the use of birth control pills, deodorants, the IVF procedure does not affect the development of oncology;
  • surgery does not cause the spread of cancer;
  • Not every woman diagnosed with cancer has her breasts removed.

How to celebrate

Make an appointment with the doctor – this is the best way to celebrate the holiday! If you have a high risk of the disease, you need to do this after 30 years. Learn how to do a breast self-exam and do it monthly. Wear clothes, accessories, pink ribbons – the shade has become a real symbol for those who managed to return to a healthy life.

When is National Mammography Day celebrated in 2022?

National Mammography Day is observed on the third Friday of October each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 21 2022
Friday October 20 2023
Friday October 18 2024
Friday October 17 2025
Friday October 16 2026