Make Your Mammogram a Positive Experience: Author Offers Guidelines and Tips to Change Women's Negative Attitudes Toward Mammograms

Friday, March 21, 2008 General News J E 4
HOUSTON, March 20 According to the National CancerInstitute, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. More than40,000 women will die of breast cancer in the United States this year. Thedisease is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths inAmerican women.

Throughout her career as a mammographer, Carole Aydell has heard countlessexcuses for why women refuse to get mammograms. Her new book, "Baring YourBreast -- Mammograms: A Positive Experience" (published by AuthorHouse --, stresses the importance of mammograms for theearly detection and prevention of breast cancer, and provides women with thetools necessary to make their next mammogram experience a positive one.

Whether you are preparing for your first mammogram or recovering from apast negative experience, "Baring Your Breast" will let you know exactly whatand what not to expect. It takes readers step-by-step through the mammogramprocess, from deciding on a facility to interpreting the final report of theexam, in the hope of eliminating women's fear of the procedure:

An informative and eye-opening guide, "Baring Your Breast" suppliesreaders with a better understanding of four main interrelated issues: whymammograms should not be painful and what to do about it if they are; theimportance of breast self-exams; how to drastically reduce the number of womenlost each year to breast cancer; and why early detection is the onlyprotection:

Carole Aydell, R.T. (R) (M), graduated from radiology school in 1987 andhas worked as a mammographer for more than two decades. She taught the basicsof radiology to fourth-year students at the Louisiana State School ofVeterinary Medicine for three years, and worked in the area of emergency roomtrauma for five years. She also spent four months training at the M.D.Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Aydell has traveled to many cities working as a mammographer and educatingwomen and men about mammograms, with the hope of creating a more positivereputation for this life-saving process. "Baring Your Breast" is her firstbook.

AuthorHouse is the premier book publisher ( foremerging, self-published ( For more information, please visit

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,visit sharing this information with you, I hope you realize you are not alone in your fear of mammograms. Learning about the mammogram process will help eliminate your fear and show you that it's a simple procedure that has suffered from a bad reputation.

SOURCE AuthorHouse


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