If you're a woman 40 years of age or older, you should have a mammogram every year.

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 Concerned about breast cancer?

Mammogram are low energy X-rays of the breast that are used to screen apparently normal breasts for cancer. Early detection of breast cancer is known to save lives. Yearly mammogram are recommended for women 40 and over, though screening schedules should be determined by your physician. Winston Medical Center has the power of technology in providing digital mammography. With highly detailed images for a more accurate and timely diagnosis. 

By the time a woman can feel a lump in her breasts, a cancerous tumor could possibly have grown larger and spread beyond the breast into other parts of her body.  If you get regular mammogram, doctors can detect small tumors at a much earlier stage – even before it can be palpated (touch)– which significantly increases the opportunity for successful treatment.

Winston Medical Center always want to make sure women know the importance of regular mammogram or x-rays of the breasts.Doctors know that screenings for breast cancer save thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women took advantage of these tests.

While progress has been made, including less invasive surgeries, genetic testing and more advanced diagnostic technology, an estimated 40,000 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year. Breast cancer is still one of the top killers of women in the United States, more than accidents, pneumonia or the flu. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S., other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

The positive news is, right now there are about two and a half million breast cancer survivors in the United States.  Mammogram and early detection can save lives! Breast cancer death rates are going down as the result of more women having mammogram which can find the cancer during its earliest, most curable stages, as well as advances in treatment.  The chance of a woman having breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8 while the chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35. About 182,460 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

Lowering the Risk

There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are lifestyle factors that women can take control of that might reduce their risk of breast cancer, or at least help them find it in its earliest, most curable stages. These include:

  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Regular exercise
  • Limit alcohol use
  • If you are over the age of 40, have an annual mammogram

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