It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Public health officials are urging women over the age of 50 to get an annual mammogram. Vilas County Public Health Nurse Pam Pederson says the breast x-ray can help catch early signs of cancer.
“Breast cancer if detected early is very treatable. If they do these yearly exams, chances are we’re gonna catch it in a early stage, and be able to treat it and save lives.”