National Mammography Day

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When Celebrated

Always the third Friday in October


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About the Holiday

Part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Mammography Day serves to remind women that the best defense is early detection. Make sure that you get your regular checkups, and if you know someone else who's late for their checkup, step up the friendly reminders and get them to go. This holiday originated in 1993 when, then President, Bill Clinton proclaimed the first National Mammography Day.

Per "U.S. Preventive Services Task Force mammogram guidelines recommend women begin screening at age 50 and repeat the test every two years. The American Cancer Society and other organizations recommend screening begin at 40 and continue annually."

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