We received this comment from Christina Axiotakis and we felt it warranted repeating here. I hope you all heed Christina's advice and get your "squeeze" on!
Christina" Axiotakis on 9/21/2012 10:24 AM
I could not agree more!!! As a Mammographer for 18 years, a woman and granddaughter to a breast cancer survivor when there were no mammograms,I've seen and heard plenty to know that you MUST BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE!!!
The government should not be dictating when you should have a mammogram, self breast exam or physician breast exam. Qualified medical people should be helping you make those decisions.
Don't let one bad experience with a doctor, mammogram exam or even reception desk personnel deter you from taking care of yourself. Step up, speak up when needed, ask about things that can be done to make an exam a better experience or if you are not being treated correctly.
IT IS NOT THE TIME TO STEP AWAY AND AVOID!
As I always say to my patients who miss their yearly exams, Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to our health! Things change quickly and only we will take care of ourselves best. Especially all us caretakers who are busy taking care of our children, husbands, parents. If you get sick, who will then take care of them?
God bless and stay healthy! If you are in Chelsea, MA. and in need of a mammogram I'd be happy to "squeeze" you in.
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