It’s time for your annual mammogram. You debate putting it off for a few months, telling yourself, “I just can’t fit it into my schedule right now.” Or toy with canceling the appointment altogether, thinking, “I’m perfectly healthy, so it’s okay to wait another year.”
Whether it’s an inflexible work schedule or anxiety about the possible results, The Breast Center at CARTI understands the challenges and hesitations women experience about mammograms. It also knows that having a screening mammogram isn’t only essential to protecting your breast health. It’s lifesaving.
When breast cancer is detected early, the disease is more treatable, and treatment is less extensive and costly. Data shows that annual mammograms have helped reduce the breast cancer death rate in the U.S. by nearly 40 percent since 1990.
The Breast Center at CARTI wants to make it as easy, convenient and comfortable as possible to get this essential screening. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s hosting Mammograms & Muffins from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 22 at 8901 CARTI Way in Little Rock and Saturday, October 29 at 3400 Springhill Drive in North Little Rock. Those interested in scheduling an appointment can visit CARTI.com/mammos-and-muffins or call 501-537-MAMO.
Women are encouraged to get their first mammogram at age 40 and every year thereafter. It’s never too late to start! The Breast Center at CARTI offers state-of-the-art breast care, including 3D mammograms, and comprehensive breast cancer treatment, all delivered by compassionate specialists who understand your health and personal needs.