Outsmart breast cancer

When detected early, the 5-year survival rate
of breast cancer is 99%.*

*Source: American Cancer Society.

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Karen Wong

"There's no stress."

"The staff really takes care of you. They make you feel relaxed."

Karen W.

Read More...about Karen

Breast Cancer Facts To Know

Breast Cancer
Facts To Know

woman clock iconCancer survival rate for women with late stage cancer 22 Survival rate for women
diagnosed with late-
stage breast cancer.**
four women iconSurvival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer 99 Survival rate for women
diagnosed with early-
stage breast cancer.**
woman calendar iconAge at which women should have the choice to get a mammogram. 40-45 Age at which women
should have the choice
to get a mammogram.**
*Source: National Breast Cancer Coalition.
**Source: American Cancer Society.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mammograms are low-dose x-rays that can detect breast cancer in a woman's breasts. They are the most effective tool we have for early detection of breast cancer. Mammograms identify 84 percent of breast cancers. Research shows that screening mammograms reduce deaths of women from breast cancer by 15 to 29 percent.
At age 40 to 45. The American Cancer Society says women should have the choice to start screening mammograms at 40, depending on your risk factors. Recommendations vary so you should discuss the timing of your first mammogram with your primary care doctor.
Mammograms are very safe. Modern mammogram machines use a very low dose of radiation - 0.04 mSv. That's about the same amount of cosmic radiation you get flying across country on a plane. And it's the same amount you get in natural background radiation over seven normal weeks. As with most screening tests, there is a risk of false positives, which can lead to stress and follow-up tests. Overall, the benefits outweigh the risks. Women with breast cancer diagnosed in its early stage have a 99 percent survival rate.
Wear a comfortable top that's easy to remove. Don't use deodorant or antiperspirant on the day of your mammogram. The chemicals can show up as white spots. Try to schedule your exam after your menstrual period when your breasts are not tender.
There is minor discomfort depending on your breast sensitivity.

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