Spread the Word about the Importance of
Regular Breast Cancer Screenings
Join the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health (FDA OWH) National Mammography Day Thunderclap on October 20, 2017.
Mammograms can help save lives! They help find breast cancer at an early stage, which can lead to early treatment, a range of treatment options, and increased chances of survival. However, many women do not get regular mammography screenings. We need your help to spread awareness about the importance of regular mammograms.
You and your partners are key in helping spread a lifesaving message: early detection matters. Together, we can inspire women across the country to learn more about breast cancer screening and to get regular mammograms. Please consider joining the National Mammography Day Thunderclap!
- Visit the National Mammography Day Thunderclap page
- Log in using your Facebook or Twitter account
- Join the Thunderclap to spread the word about National Mammography Day and the importance of regular mammograms
What Happens Next?
When you join the Thunderclap, this message will be automatically released from your selected social media accounts on Friday, October 20, at 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT:
“On #NationalMammographyDay, encourage women to get regular #mammography screenings for #BreastCancer. http://thndr.
The result will be a “thunderclap” of simultaneous Twitter and Facebook posts about National Mammography Day that will reverberate across social media. This is a great way for you and your communities to spread awareness about the importance of breast cancer screenings and to encourage women to schedule a mammogram.
Please note the message will be released from your designated account on Friday, October 20, at 1 pm ET / 12 pm CT only one time.
What’s the FDA’s role? The FDA’s Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) Program regulates the standards for mammography machines and training for the people who provide mammography services. Under MQSA, all mammography facilities must be certified. Women can look for the MQSA certificate when they go to get their mammogram.
For more information about why mammograms are important, how women should prepare for one, and how women can find an FDA-certified facility to get a mammogram, go to the FDA OWH website.