Tuesday 1 October 2019: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with an awareness campaign organised by the Mammography Department.
For the entire month the Acute Care Wing will be under a pink glow every evening. Join the Snapchat buzz every Friday with the Mammography Department filters.
BHB’s Mammography Department follows the guidelines of the American College of Radiology (ACR) which includes the age at which persons should have mammograms and the frequency with which they should be conducted. The guidelines stipulate the following:
- Women aged 40 to 82 should get mammograms every year;
- Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer;
- All women should be familiar with the known benefits, limitations and potential harms linked to breast cancer screening;
- Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any changes to a healthcare provider right away;
- Women with a family history, genetic tendency or certain other factors, should in addition to a mammogram, be screened with MRI. (Very few women fall into this category);
- Talk with a healthcare provider about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you.
Follow us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/BermudaHospitals/ for opportunities to win prizes from the BHB mammography team during October.