10TV: Remembering Your Mammogram
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and OhioHealth is teaming up with 10TV to remind you about the importance of early detection.
Natalie Jones, MD, breast and melanoma surgeon at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and chair of the OhioHealth Breast Health Program, worked with 10TV reporter Molly Brewer to record a "Commit to be Fit" promo to encourage women to advocate for themselves and get a mammogram. The promo is airing throughout the month of October on 10TV and may also be viewed above.
“Mammograms can reveal 90 percent of breast cancer 2 years before you can feel a lump,” said Dr. Jones.
OhioHealth recommends women follow the current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines below.
- Screening mammogram beginning at age 40 for all women
- An annual clinical breast exam by a doctor
- Monthly breast self-exams
- Specific mammogram screening guidelines can be discussed with your OhioHealth physician
Mammography has proven to save lives through early detection.
Women should talk to their doctors about the screening that is right for their individual needs. Women at high risk for breast cancer may need more frequent or earlier mammogram screening.
To find an OhioHealth mammography location convenient for you, please click here.