“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is….”
― Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm
In many families, mothers are often at the center. They are the glue that binds everyone together — going above and beyond to guide and nurture, often putting themselves last. That is why it is so important for all of us — who know a mom or two — to urge moms to take care of themselves. One area that is often ignored until it becomes an issue is women’s breast health.
Research shows that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. For many of us, the thought of getting breast cancer is among our top fears. Because women play such a critical role in the family unit, breast cancer is in many ways a family disease. When mom gets sick, the entire family is impacted. The good news is that screening-detected breast cancer is over 96% curable! So it’s critical that screenings are as accurate and timely as possible.
Did you know that doctors need your prior mammograms to make the most accurate diagnoses and catch cancers early when they are most treatable? Without these vital images, a woman is more likely to receive a later-stage diagnosis or more commonly, a false positive. That, in turn, can lead to costly and invasive testing, along with additional radiation exposure and time away from her obligations.
Unfortunately, it’s often up to the patient to chase down her prior medical records. This typically means she must make a request to her providers, then wait for her images to be burned onto a disc. After that, it’s then her responsibility to physically deliver the disc to her new doctor before her next breast cancer screening appointment.
The women in our lives often sacrifice so much. They deserve a better breast health screening experience.
Mammosphere has created a tool designed to vastly improve the experience and effectiveness of breast cancer screening. Our digital platform, Mammosphere allows women to securely request, store, and share their complete breast health history, making this vital information available to any healthcare professional, anywhere and at any time with just a few clicks.
Our mission is to empower the 60 million women in the U.S. who get screened regularly for breast cancer with digital ownership of their prior exam data. It’s a simple, accessible way to put women back in control of their own breast health experience.