Friday, October 21st is National Mammography Day. It is recognized on the third Friday in October.
It reminds women to get checked and be proactive in their healthcare.
Throughout the month and especially on that day, women are urged to schedule appointments and have mammographies.
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.