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Encourage Others to Get Their Mammograms

October 5, 2020

You’re smart and proactive about your health. You eat nutritious food, move throughout your day, and have regular exams–including your mammogram. But there’s someone in your life who doesn’t get mammograms and you’re worried. How do you encourage her to make that important appointment?

Your approach to this conversation matters. When people get defensive, they shut down and can’t hear what you’re telling them. These methods will help.

The Facts

Statistics are overwhelming. Simplify and make them more personal; they’ll be easier to hear.

Get Her To Talk

Find out what’s really keeping her from making the appointment. Ask what her fear is, or what obstacles are in her way. Some common ones are:

With some luck and persistence, the tips above can help you get all the women in your life to schedule regular mammograms. It’s how you’re helping your friends and family make health possible. For more information on how to obtain an affordable 3D mammogram at Hancock Health, contact us at 317-468-4600.