National Mammography Day is Friday, October 20, 2017. It is observed on the third Friday of October every year.
It reminds women to get mammographies and be proactive in their healthcare. Early detection is a good defense against future problems.
Throughout the month and especially on this day, women are urged to schedule appointments and get screenings for breast cancer.
Mammography can detect problems before there is any outward sign.
Breastcancer.org says 1-in-8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in their lives. Early detection can make all the difference in a woman’s life.
This initiative was first announced by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and has been observed ever year since as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.