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What's Age Got to Do with It?

What's Age Got to Do with It?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we all know what that means; it’s time to think Mammograms. Do we need them? Even as we age and may be in – a perceived – safe zone?

The answer is you bet. According the American Cancer Institute Data Center, 2019 will produce a combined diagnosis total of 271,270 (both female and male), with an improving but still sobering mortality count estimate of 42,260. To break that down into statistics we can easily grasp, that’s one in six odds of not surviving this type of cancer. It makes the...


It's time to ask for a "Mammoglam"!

It's time to ask for a "Mammoglam"!

It’s Time to Ask for a ‘Mammoglam’

by Allyson Cote

It may surprise you that the technology for the mammogram was invented in the 1950’s. Dr. Robert Egan at the University of Texas developed the now ubiquitous compression screening machine, and things were flat for the next fifty years, literally. In 2019, women demand more from their annual breast health screening! Several new breakthroughs are making the Mammogram process less painful, and even enjoyable. Here’s the best of the breast innovations happening now: 

Say goodbye to pain...


Modesty Meets Measurable Improvements

Modesty Meets Measurable Improvements

 

We’re not born with shame as a newborn entering the world. We come kicking and cooing devoid of all awareness that we’re naked. While this may work for youngsters, and even several cultures around the world, in the United States we’re quickly indoctrinated into the clothing culture. But what if the anticipation of shame or judgement prevents us from seeking preventative care? What happens when we would ultimately opt to suffer in silence than expose ourselves during doctor visits? If you are nodding in agreement, and possibly even wincing as you recall postponing several appointments due to...


But(t) Seriously, Your Health is Important!

But(t) Seriously, Your Health is Important!

It was twenty years ago that America began its uncomfortable and awkward relationship with Colon and Colorectal Cancer awareness. It wasn’t that this cancer was new, far from it, but when Katie Couric’s husband Jay Monahan passed away unexpectedly from an aggressive colon cancer, people took notice. Katie used the power of her celebrity, as Anchor and Host of the popular morning show ‘Today’, to launch a campaign for eliminating the stigma with screenings to save lives. Thanks to Katie and her willingness to start the discussions surrounding a cancer most people immediately blush over, countless people donned...


An invaluable source of comfort and dignity

An invaluable source of comfort and dignity

"When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises," were words spoken recently by Angela Merkel. While the finite theme may not have been patient related, it's an easy parallel to draw. In 2018, women globally stood up collectively and said 'Enough!'. That battle cry extends to the workplace, the social setting, even to the family home. But what about the not entirely predictable occurrences that befall us, in which dignity should be a top consideration? That's why Get Janes is here for you. We're here to offer you an invaluable source of comfort and dignity when...