Women: Mammograms could save your life
Listen up, ladies! Mammograms are credited for reducing mortality rates. Learn why now’s the time to book yours.
An estimated 246,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will likely be diagnosed in the United States in 2016. (“Invasive” means it’s broken out of the milk ducts to invade nearby tissue.)
While there’s no certain way to prevent breast cancer, one test can find the cancer as early as possible. A mammogram aids in early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. It uses a noninvasive X-ray to produce pictures that are then used by your doctor to identify and treat abnormal areas.
Women need to take their annual mammograms seriously. They’re the best bet to detect cancer early, when it’s most treatable. According to the American College of Radiology, mammograms show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them.
Over 40? You should be receiving annual mammograms. Talk to your doctor about scheduling one.