One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. According to U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics, in 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S.
The good news? Early detection saves lives. Since 1990, there has been a 30% decrease in breast cancer mortality rates in the U.S., which is due in large part to the early detection of breast cancer through screening mammography. According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate for localized cancers found in an early stage is 99%. A mammogram can detect breast abnormalities and lumps long before they can be felt by a self-examination.
Schedule Your Screening Mammogram Today! This is important if you are 40 years of age or older or are considered high risk. A referral from your healthcare provider is not needed to schedule screening mammography.
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