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Wednesday, October 16 2013, 02:14 PM MDT
Mammograms Could Save Your Life, or Your Best Friend's Life
(KUTV) - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness, we are inviting survivors, or anyone who has been touched by breast cancer, to share their stories.

Contributor: Christi Layton

"I am a woman.
I am a mother.
I am a grandmother.
I am also a mammographer. 

My mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35.  She lost her second breast at the age of 50 and died soon after.  I have been having mammograms annually since I was 32. 

I would like to share the facts:

- All women can get breast cancer – even if they do not have a family history.
- Just being a woman increases your chances.
- Getting older increases your chances.
- Women diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage have a very high chance of surviving it.

There are three steps to finding Breast Cancer early:
- Having annual mammograms
- Having your provider do annual breast exam
- Performing  your own breast self-exam

A mammogram only takes 30 minutes.  Bring your mom, your friends, go to lunch afterwards.  Bring your book club – make it a challenge for everyone in your department to get a mammogram. It could save your life, or your best friend’s life."

Christi Layton is the manager of the Women’s Imaging Center at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.

If you would like to share your story, send us an email: checkyourhealth@kutv2.com.

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)Mammograms Could Save Your Life, or Your Best Friend's Life

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