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Through Compassionate Care
and Early Screening.

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Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Prevention

Today, there are many risk factors that have contributed to more women being diagnosed with breast cancer. Most breast cancers AREN'T inherited -- only about 5% to 10% are. This means there are many things you can do to lower your risk of being diagnosed.

  • Breast cancer prevention depends on early screening and awareness. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Women’s Imaging Specialists strongly recommends that all women practice the elements of good breast health.
  • Obtain a yearly screening mammogram starting at the age of 40.
  • Obtain annual clinical breast exams: Perform monthly breast-self exams.
  • Obtain a risk assessment from a physician.

If detected early, breast cancer has a 5-year survival rate of over 95%. The mortality rate for breast cancer could decrease by 30% if all women over the age of 50 had a mammogram.

Prevention & Early Detection

The earlier that breast cancer is detected, the more likely it is that treatment can be curable. Mammograms can detect cancer up to two years before a lump can be felt. Screening mammograms are simply x-rays of each breast from the top and the side. The amount of radiation from a mmamogram is very small. Regular mammograms can decrease the mortality of breast cancer by 30%. The majority of breast cancers are associated with abnormal mammographic findings. Regrettably, about two-thirds of women do not follow recommended guidelines for mammography.

Early Diagnosis

Time matters. Let us help in early detection.

Annual Screening

Obtain a yearly screening mammogram starting at 40.

Self Screenings

Continue performing monthly breast-self exams.

Risk Assessment

Obtain a risk assessment from a physician.

Have you completed a self breast exam recently?

Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important
way to find a breast cancer early, when it’s more likely to be treated successfully.

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Women's Imaging Specialists exists to provide care to all those who come to us, and it is a privilege for us to participate in the care of our patients. Give us a call and take charge of your health.

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