According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in four Iowa women age 40 and over have not received a mammogram in the past two years. The American Cancer Society wants to know why. Mammotives.org is a forum for Iowa women, age 40+, to talk about what influences their decisions to get recommended breast cancer screening (routine mammograms). The discussion on Mammotives.org will help promote the future health of Iowa women.
Who Can Participate and How?
During the month of October and into November, all Iowa women age 40+ are invited to participate in an ongoing discussion on Mammotives.org. The website will feature a series of questions related to breast cancer screening and other health behaviors. Readers are welcome to respond to blog posts and to other guests’ comments.
You may comment as little or often as you like. Please feel free to use your name, or respond anonymously. By analyzing the comments submitted to the Mammotives blog, Facebook page and Twitter account, we hope to understand what keeps some Iowa women from getting recommended breast cancer screening. No personal information is requested from you. We are only looking to hear your thoughts and opinions. The Mammotives team will not contact any commenter directly, though we will gladly respond to any questions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for visiting Mammotives.org. We hope to see you in the comments!