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Digital Mammography

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women after skin cancer, and the second leading cause of female mortality due to cancer. It is estimated that one in every eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lives.

Despite many technological advances, mammography is still considered the gold standard for early detection of breast cancer, and although there has been recent controversy regarding the age at which to begin screening mammography and how often to perform it, all studies have agreed that early detection not only decreases mortality by as much as 40%, but increases the number of years gained and quality of life of those patients who are diagnosed with this disease. Early detection leads to more conservative and less aggressive treatment.

The American Cancer Society Guidelines for Breast Cancer Prevention:
Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health. Clinical breast exam (CBE) should be part of a periodic health exam, about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over. Women should know how their breasts normally feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care providers. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.

A doctor's order is not needed to schedule a Screening Mammogram. Call us at 305-398-3575 for a prompt appointment. 

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