My First Mammogram Today
Today, I will have my first mammogram. Although it is a preventative screening, I am still a little nervous.
Once a woman turns 40, they should have a screening mammogram. It is used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. Well, now that I am 41, it is time to do this.
I received my appointment confirmation call and instructions the other evening. No deodorant, powders, lotions, perfumes, etc. This morning I ended up taking two showers because I forgot. I have been reassured by some friends that have already done this, that it is a simple appointment. Good to hear. I think it is normal to be a little anxious.
I plan on telling you about my appointment so that other women who may be a little apprehensive will know what the experience is like. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."