I got my annual mammogram today. I always get mine in October because with all of the pink ribbon stuff going on everywhere, I can't forget. If you are due for one, get it this month, then it will be easy to remember when your next one is.
One of my good friends skipped hers one year because her mother was dying. It was the wrong year to skip. By the time she went the following year, she had a tumor that was big and had spread to the lymph nodes. No one knows if it would have shown up the year before, but bets are that it would have, as by the time it was discovered it was a big and mean tumor. She is fine now but she had a pretty crappy time kicking cancer's butt.
Sorry for the scary story but it serves a point. If you are due, don't put it off. Mine today hurt like hell but it was over very quickly. I know far too many women, young and old, that are BC survivors.