Shannon’s Story | The Importance of Annual Screening Mammograms

Shannon is a passionate advocate for women to begin annual screening mammograms at an early age. Her own journey underscores the importance of these preventative measures. Shannon started getting yearly mammograms at age 36, allowing radiologists to have prior scans for comparison when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 42. By comparing her current mammogram to her baseline studies from earlier years, the radiologist could detect an abnormality and recommend further testing that led to Shannon’s diagnosis. Her case highlights how establishing a history of routine screening can facilitate early detection and give women their best chance at overcoming breast cancer.