CANCER the mere mention of the word by your doctor causes instant anxiety, fear and apprehension. Cancer comes in many forms and impacts nearly every family. We have not yet conquered this disease but we have made great progress in detection and treatment.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps or have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages.
The importance of early detection mammograms was even mentioned in the second presidential debate when President Barack Obama said, “there are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for not just contraceptive care, they rely on it for mammograms”.
The Opining Quill urges all readers to either schedule a mammogram or to urge someone you care deeply about to take the steps for early detection of breast cancer. Early detection is often the key element in conquering cancer, so don’t put it off, take action today.
If you would like to join as the President says, “millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood” here is a link for Connecticut Planned Parenthood centers and a search engine for locations in the rest of the nation:
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Despite what our President has said Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms their clinics are not even equipped for the procedure, so if you would like to schedule a mammogram or need other information concerning mammograms there are links below for your convenience:
For information about mammograms including qualifications for low-income services:
For the location and contact information for a local mammogram service providers