This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Henry Ford Cancer Institute. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m sure many of you reading this have been touched by cancer in one way or another. Whether it’s been you yourself, a close family member, or a friend, it’s a battle you’d never wish upon anyone. Cancer can turn your world upside down in an instant and can strike anyone – regardless of your sex, age, or health – at any time.
This October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I want to remind you of the importance of breast health – as 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. If you have a relative on your mom or dad’s side who has had breast or ovarian cancer, your risk is even greater. But, even if you have no family history of breast cancer, your lifestyle, habits, and health history can also put you at risk.
Both of my grandmothers were taken by cancer at young ages. It was heartbreaking and devastating to our family to lose them when they just had so much more life to live. They had things still yet to do, places to see, grand kids to see grow up and great-grandchildren to meet. And yet, this story is so common. So many of us have lost loved ones to this horrible disease.
One of the most important things you can do to change this story for yourself and for your family is to be proactive about your health. Creating healthy habits, paying attention to your body, and keeping up with doctor visits for any early detection is so important.
To help you take the next step, the Henry Ford Cancer Institute is offering a FREE online Breast Cancer Risk Assessment to help you learn more about your individual risks when it comes to breast cancer. With just a few short questions about your current health and fitness, along with your family history, the assessment will immediately generate a personalized report.
The report explains your personal genetic risk factors, discusses your lifestyle factors and suggests goals for improvement, and how your personal health history are all factored into your breast cancer risk.
You can download this report and share it with your doctor. You can use the information for yourself to start working on reducing your risks today. It is such an easy thing to do for yourself and provides such important information for free!
Henry Ford Cancer Institute is one of the nation’s leading breast cancer programs. Henry Ford Mammography and Breast Screening use the most advanced technologies available to detect and diagnose breast cancer. They offer mammography locations throughout Southeast and Central Michigan with day, evening, and weekend hours.
Take the assessment, it only takes a couple minutes. Talk with your doctor about the results. Henry Ford recommends that average-risk women undergo yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. If you’ve been putting off a mammogram because of your work schedule or because the kids keep you too busy, here is your reminder and your encouragement that YOU are important! We need you! They need you! Don’t let your health be a second priority. Visit here to schedule your mammogram today.
I would love it if you shared this with all of the women in your life and remind them that they are important, too!
Visit these sites to learn more about When to Get a Mammogram and How to Prepare Mentally & Physically for a Mammogram.
Interested in learning more about what you can do to control your risk? Visit Understanding Your Breast Cancer Risk & What You Can Do About It