THE KEY TO OVERCOMING BREAST CANCER
Early Detection is the Key Although there has been a decline in the rate of deaths from breast cancer in recent years, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
Studies have shown that, when detected early, the chance for successful treatment of breast cancer is nearly 100%.
Methods for early detection of breast cancer include clinical examinations by a healthcare professional and mammography. In most cases, mammography can identify an abnormal breast mass as much as two years before it can be detected by touch. Some physicians also recommend a monthly breast self examination for all women beginning at the age of 20, following proper training by a qualified healthcare professional.
For additional information on breast health, call the American Cancer Society at 1.800.ACS.2345.
For exam specific information log on to: RadiologyInfo.
Digital mammography is available today at Northern Inyo Hospital where your care is accredited by the Joint Commission and the American College of Radiology.