Nursing minute

This is important for men who know women and all women. This is my Public Service Announcement for the day: the women in your life need to know that there are 2 types of breast tissue, normal and dense. If you have dense breast tissue, a regular mammogram won’t work on you – they won’t be able to see anything. There are other scans (like ultrasound) that they can do if you have dense tissue, but you need to know what kind you have so that you can make sure you’re getting the right scan done. No one really tells women this, so I thought I should. You may not be of an age to get a mammogram yet, but it’s something to keep in mind for later and to tell any of the women in your life who are of that age. Get the right scan done so you have a better chance at catching something before it becomes too bad.

And don’t forget, men can get breast cancer, too.

End of PSA.

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