Hi, I'm Sally Harris, Manager, Imaging Center, Hudson Hospital & Clinic - and welcome to my blog!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women.
There have been many conflicting results from studies to evaluate how frequently you should have a mammogram. What's a woman to do?
The American Cancer Society's recommendations are:
- Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a women is in good health.
- Clinical breast exams (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20's & 30's and every year for women 40 and over.
- Women should know how their breasts normally look & feel and report any breast change promptly to their healthcare provider.
The good news? Many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early.
Please call the Imaging Center for more information on how to schedule your mammogram at (715) 531-6437.
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