Would YOU feel this?
We can find it!
Our new American College of Radiology Accredited 3D Mammography System can detect breast cancer when it's smaller than you can feel with the most diligent breast self-exam.
The Culbertson Memorial Hospital Imaging department uses the Hologic Selenia Dimensions 3D Breast Tomosynthesis, which received the highest performance rating in the "Best in KLAS" two years in a row - based on an annual independent survey of healthcare executives and clinicians by KLAS Research. Hologic has the only 3D system that offers the GeniusTM 3D MAMMOGRAPHYTM Exam, which is clinically proven to increase the detection of invasive cancer, while reducing recalls - an enormous benefit to patients!
NOTE: Please check your insurance plan to see if 3D mammography is covered.
Some facts you should know:
Mammography continues to be the best first line of defense for early breast cancer screening yet nearly one third of American women do not get regular mammograms.
- 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer within her lifetime
- 8 out of 9 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history
- Breast cancer risk increases with age - 2 out of 3 invasive breast cancers are found in women over 55
Breast cancer screening is vital for all women, especially those at higher risk due to:
- Personal history
- Chest radiation treatment
- Certain breast changes
- Body weight
- Reproductive history
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Breast density
Early detection is key.
Due to the high incidence of breast cancer in the U.S. and the potential to reduce deaths when it is caught early, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends annual mammograms for women beginning at age 40.
- If breast cancer is found early, the 5-year survival rate is 100%
- 4 out of 5 women agree that access to a mammogram with clinically proven breast detection and less chance of follow-up testing is important
Ask your provider to schedule your 3D Exam today. Schedule yours by calling 217-322-4321, ext. 5279.
Source: US breast cancer statistics: breastcancer.org