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Overall Breast Health Means More Than Mammograms

Posted: Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 6:23 am
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Women are being urged this month to schedule an annual mammogram, as October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, there are more ways than just mammograms that women can help themselves detect cancer. Melissa Licktieg, a mammographer at Pella Regional Health Center, says scheduling an annual physical and performing self-exams monthly are other ways to promote overall breast health. Licktieg adds that women with questions should contact their local physician.