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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year we have the same events and reminders to get our mammograms. Every time I go for a mammogram I’m given a secondary test but now I have been given a 3D Mammogram.

There are pros and cons to getting the 3D test. These are usually reserved for those of us with very dense tissue or those who have had a suspicious looking 2D test. I was reading here and the pros were what I expected: the test could see through dense tissue very well and the results were much quicker. I always was happy to find out that day that there was nothing suspicious on my scan.

The pros were that the cost is more and some women don’t have insurance that covers the additional cost. Also, the compression can cause cancer cells to rupture and spread everywhere. I was very surprised to find that it’s not recommended for women over 55 to get the 3D. I’ve been given the 3D many times, and now I’m not happy at all to find this out. Make sure you know all the facts about mamograms before you go for your tests.

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106 Comments

  1. Thank you for the opportunity.

  2. A wonderful reminder for everyone to do their home screening and be aware

    1. Yes, we women must take time for ourselvess and protect our health.

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  4. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. It is important to bring awareness to this. Great reminder for check ups.

    1. Yes, regular check ups!

  6. thanks for the giveaway, breast cancer awareness is so necessary

    1. Yes, We must take care.

  7. THANK YOU FOR THE REMINDER-I’M ACTUALLY OVER DUE FOR THE MAMM SMASH! πŸ˜‰

    1. I love it when my doc sends a reminder! I really need those. Maybe you’ll remember to call now. πŸ™‚

      1. Definitely nice to have the reminder. It is definitely something easy to forget but definitely a necessity.

  8. Thank you for bringing Breast Cancer Awareness to your page!

    1. It’s very important!

  9. remember to get checked. thanks for the giveaway.

  10. I would like to win.

  11. Thank you for hosting this giveaway

  12. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win.

  13. My grandma is a breast cancer survivor! She has been cancer free for 20 years.

    1. Oh, that’s great!

  14. Thanks for sharing Breast Cancer Awareness and Have an awesome week!

    1. You’re welcome!

  15. Thanks for the giveaway and bringing awareness to breast cancer.

  16. This is very important. Thank you so much for sharing & for the giveaway! πŸ™‚ xo

  17. Thank you for participating in this Hop and for bringing to our attention the need to stay vigilant on our breast health

    1. Early detection! and Good Luck!

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  19. Thank you for the giveaway!

  20. I am glad that these resources are available.

    1. It’s wonderful!

  21. Thanks for the chance. I currently have a cousin going through breast cancer. As of last week, it wasn’t good news. It breaks my heart, especially since she lost both her sister and her mom to it in the past two years.

    1. Oh, that is so very sad. Maybe she’ll be the one who beats it!

  22. Thank you for the chance!

  23. Thanks for the great information. And thanks for the giveaway!

  24. This is a cause near and dear to my heart.

    1. We all have someone we love…

  25. Thank you for the information!

    1. So happy to be helpful!

  26. I’ve never had the 3D test but I do get a tested every year.

    1. It’s probably geared more for those who are at high risk? I’m not sure.

  27. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Thank you for posting this contest.

  29. Wishing everyone a long and healthy life!

  30. Great to spread awareness!

    1. Yes, Sharing what we know can help others.

  31. This post was super informative thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m so glad that it was helpful.

  32. Thank you for sharing information on 3D mammograms. I have not had any mammograms yet, but I have had a couple of ultrasounds due to breast pain in the past.

    1. You’re welcome. It’s something everyone can ask their doctor about.

  33. This contest and month are very good reminders to get your yearly test!

    1. Yes, and I need lots of reminders!

  34. I really need to get a mammogram. I’m 41 and I’ve never had one.

    1. They’re not fun, but at least they don’t last long.

  35. I’ve had lots of 3D tests done as I have cancer and they are constantly checking on me on the inside. Not too much fun. But we do what we need to for our health.

  36. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone battling breast cancer.

  37. I’ve had to go every 6 months for mammogram and sonogram due to suspicious spots. I didn’t know there was a 3D.

    1. Oh no! That’s such an awful long time to wait. I imagine that not all practices have it.

  38. _ _ _ _ Breast Cancer!!

    1. It’s truly horrible πŸ™

  39. What a great way to bring awareness to this disease.

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  41. Very interesting. I’ve been getting the 3D, as well.

  42. Sigh, today I put the Frugal Grandmom bonus word in by mistake…I apologize.

  43. Thanks for the giveaway and this important cause!

  44. Thanks for the chance. I just got my first mammogram.

  45. Thank you offering a giveaway. And supporting a great cause

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  47. Thanks for sharing this info, this is a topic that is near and dear to me as I’ve lost several family members due to cancer.

  48. Thanks for raising awareness

  49. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Awareness of this issue is important for sure.

  51. I love this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

  52. Thank you for the giveaway! Breast cancer awareness is so important!

  53. Such a wonderful and important cause. Thank you for promoting it.

  54. I am thankful for God and all His wonderful gifts to the world! He is the BEST Gift and Giver of all! Thanks and God Bless!

  55. thanks for the chance!

  56. As a breast cancer survivor I love that getting the word out on breast cancer testing is so mainstream these days. We all need to look out for each other.

  57. Thank you for the giveaway!

  58. Its a beautiful day.

  59. Thanks for sharing about Breast Cancer Awareness

  60. Thanks for the chance! A great promotion

  61. Thank you for reminding people about this.

    Have a safe Halloween guys!

  62. This is a great cause. Please get checked out.

  63. I get a mammogram every year. Never had a 3-D one.
    Thanks for the contest.

  64. I have family / friends who are BC survivors…it’s always a good time of year to encourage the women in your life to get screened !!!

  65. Breast cancer affects so many. Thank you for bringing awareness and for the giveaway.

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