REAL REASONS FROM REAL MAINE PEOPLE
If you've been putting off scheduling a Mammogram, you've probably got a reason. So did the real Maine women featured here. But if you watch their videos or read their stories, we think you'll agree that there are many more good reasons to get screened—most importantly, it can save your life!
I went to have a regular mammogram. And the doctor found a small spot. Because my doctor was very reassuring, comforting and knowledgeable, I was able to know exactly what the next step would be and then I wasn’t afraid anymore. It was affordable. I was closely monitored. And through the whole process I found comfort in knowing that that part of my health was taken care of. I’m just so thankful for this program. I would not have been able to have my mammograms without it.
I recommend that every single woman, regardless of their income should go and get a regular mammogram. You will not regret it. It’s part of an empowering, powerful way of getting control over your own life.
I’m a hairstylist of 30 years. I love doing crafts and gardening. And I love my children and my grandchildren.
My mother got cervical cancer but through getting a Pap test she was caught in the very early stages. Today she’s a survivor of six or seven years. She’s doing well and all of us kids and grandkids are very happy that this type of testing is available, because if it wasn’t, she might not be here today.
I would say to anybody that’s hesitating to not be afraid, to not be ashamed, and to ask for help. Every woman deserves to live longer, have happier lives and to be with their kids and to be with their spouse or loved ones, anyone, friends. She deserves it and so do they.
It’s very important, I think, for every woman to get a mammogram and a Pap test. It changes your world.