Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. The good news is that regular screenings can help detect breast cancer early when most treatable. The American Cancer Society recommends that women aged 40 and older should have a mammogram every year.
Take these 8 steps to fight breast cancer.
Step 1: Know your family history and personal risk for breast cancer.
Step 2: Perform monthly breast self exams.
Step 3: Have a clinical breast exam every 3 years in your 20s and 30s.
Step 4: Get your mammogram yearly starting at age 40. Schedule yours today.
Step 5: Maintain a healthy weight.
Step 6: Exercise regularly.
Step 7: Limit alcohol use.
Step 8: Share the important steps with the women in your life.
The Medical Center offers the most advanced mammographic imaging technology available for the early detection of breast cancer with Lorad Selenia full field digital mammography and Hologic Genius™ 3D Mammography. Digital mammography has been shown to be significantly better than traditional film at detecting early cancers among women who are premenopausal, are younger than age 50, or have dense breast tissue.
Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams at The Medical Center deliver a series of detailed breast images, allowing your doctor to better evaluate your breasts layer by layer. Genius exams are FDA approved, and over 100 clinical studies have shown that by using this technology, doctors are able to screen for breast cancer with much greater accuracy -- regardless of a woman's age or breast density.
Greater accuracy means better breast cancer detection and a reduced chance of being called back for additional screenings. Genius exams are covered and paid for by Medicare, as well as a growing number of private insurers.
To schedule a mammogram, call (270) 745-1199 or 1-800-231-9621.