National Mammography Day 2022

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[By Staff Reporters]

Annually observed on the third Friday-Saturday in October, as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 22nd. is National Mammography Day. This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection.

What to Do

  • Perform regular monthly self-examinations.
  • Make sure you get your regular physician checkups.
  • Make your mammography appointment today!


President Bill Clinton proclaimed the first National Mammography Day in 1993.


Don’t forget male breast cancer

Male breast neoplasm is a relatively rare cancer in men that originates from the breast. As it presents a similar pathology as female breast cancer, assessment and treatment relies on experiences and guidelines that have been developed in female patients. The optimal treatment is currently not known.


According to Wikipedia, about one percent of breast cancer develops in males. It is estimated that about 2,140 new cases are diagnosed annually in the United States (US) and about 300 in the United Kingdom (UK). The number of annual deaths in the US is about 450. In a study from India, eight out of 1,200 (0.7%) male cancer diagnoses in a pathology review represented breast cancer. Incidences of male breast cancer have been increasing which raise the probability of other family members developing the disease. The relative risk of breast cancer for a female with an affected brother is approximately 30% higher than for a female with an affected sister. The tumor can occur over a wide age range, but typically appears in men in their sixties and seventies. Known risk factors include radiation exposure, exposure to female hormones (estrogen), and genetic factors.

High estrogen exposure may occur by medications, obesity, or liver disease, and genetic links include a high prevalence of female breast cancer in close relatives. Chronic alcoholism has been linked to male breast cancer. The highest risk for male breast cancer is carried by men with Klinefelter syndrome. Male BRCA mutation carriers are thought to be at higher risk for breast cancer as well, with roughly 10% of male breast cancer cases carrying BRCA2 mutations, and BRCA1 mutation being in the minority.


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One Response

  1. Dear ME-P,

    Many thanks for this; especially the info on male breast cancer – fascinating.



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