Technology allows us to do things much faster than ever before. We live in a world where we are always so busy, that sometimes we forget about the important things – like making our health our number one priority. University Cancer Centers is making it a little easier to put ourselves first again by offering online scheduling for mammograms and other tests.
Mammograms are important, and while October is designated as breast cancer awareness month, we should always be mindful that cancer isn’t bound by a calendar. It can strike during any season at any time, and it is our job to make sure that we are taking the preventative measures necessary to ensure that if in the event cancer is found, it is found in its earliest stages when it is most treatable.
A mammogram is a simple x-ray picture of your breast. Screening mammograms can help doctors like Dr. Mark A D’Andrea check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. Just because there are no lumps or other symptoms doesn’t always mean cancer free, and this is why screening mammograms are so important.
Some women find mammograms uncomfortable as it squeezes the breast to produce the x-ray. If density is found in the breast, then it will become necessary to perform a biopsy to find out if there is indeed cancer. Over 16 million mammograms were ordered last year, and around 67% of these women were 40 years of age or older.
It’s important to catch breast cancer in the earliest stage because over 40,000 women have died of breast cancer. Mammograms are fairly accurate at detecting breast cancer. They accurately help diagnose about 78% of women who do have breast cancer. For women who are over 50, mammograms positively identify over 80% of breast cancer.
At University Cancer Centers, we have some of the best radiologists, all of whom care about not just finding and eliminating cancer, but about you – the patient. They know that you are more than a diagnosis, and work with you to help prevent and treat breast and all other cancers. Our radiologists are trained and experienced to correctly read and identify the images in your mammogram.
Take a few moments out of your day to schedule your mammogram. Computers and mobile devices have adapted to fit your busy lifestyle, so why not take advantage of that? Enjoy the convenience that scheduling appointments online can offer you. Easy to access, a healthier you is only a few clicks away. Take control of your life without missing a beat. What are you waiting for? The argument that it takes too much time is a thing of the past. University Cancer Centers wants you to know that you don’t have to wait for October for a mammogram.
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University Cancer Centers is here to help you with all of your mammography needs. Begin this new year with a clean bill of health.