Everyday we learn more about breast cancer and how to win the battle against the disease. One thing is clear — early detection is a distinct advantage.
Fortunately, breast cancer is highly detectable through digital mammography screening. If breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent.
"I owe my life, breast and conservative treatment I received to the SMRMC Mammogram team Brandi and Ashley because they found it while it was still very small and Stage 1. My hope is by hearing my story more women will be vigilant in getting her mammogram and that if you have dense breasts (if you don’t know, ask your doctor) and that you will go to SMRMC Mammogram for your 3-D mammogram. The team there really cares about you; call you to check on you as if you were part of their family."
"I am so thankful that the staff took the time to be so thorough and careful in their examinations because the spot in question was not detectable by my own self examination, but with their advanced technology, they were able to find it.
I soon found out that the spot was in fact cancerous,
but thanks to St. Mary’s help, we were able to find it early and now have a plan in place to beat it."
The earlier it’s treated, the better your chance of survival. Early detection can save your life. Take a moment for yourself and schedule your mammogram today.
Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That’s why it’s important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40. Regular mammograms are essential to early detection and the fight against breast cancer.