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Why Mammograms Really Matter

Article / Review by on October 11, 2011 – 10:51 pmNo Comments

Why Mammograms Really Matter

Why Mammograms Really MatterSparky needing an urgent appointment at the vet. A flat tire. A child sick at school. That last-minute presentation that crept up on you at work.

As wives, daughters, sisters and mothers, there are so many urgent demands on today’s women’s schedules. And unfortunately, that too often relegates routine health screenings, like mammograms, to the back burner.

With October in full swing, pink ribbons abound and many women are talking – rather candidly – about the importance of good breast health. The recurring question, it seems, is always the same: Do you really need to bother with a regular mammogram? Even if you’re already vigilant about self-exams?

Yes, experts agree, you do. But don’t take our word for it — in the clip below, URMC’s Dr. Avice O’Connell, director of Women’s Imaging Services at URMC, joins to together with breast cancer patients and survivors to underscore the life-saving value of mammograms.

To learn more about the comprehensive breast health services available at URMC, visit

Ready to make your appointment? Call 585-487-3300, or send an e-mail  to University Breast Imaging detailing the best times for you, and a representative will call you back.


*  The above story is adapted from materials provided by University of Rochester Medical Center


University of Rochester Medical Center

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