It’s October, and we’re seeing pink throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection and treatment are the keys for a disease affecting women. This year in America, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,000 will die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate exceeds 95%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram. Oakwood is here to help. We offer a variety of services that specialize in you. We are committed to generally improving overall breast health in every woman we treat. Learn more about breast health and how you can schedule your mammogram today.
Monday, June 10, 2013
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Breast cancer only affects older women.
While it’s true that the risk of breast cancer increases with age, breast cancer can occur at any age.
If breast cancer doesn’t run in your family, you won’t get it.
Every woman has some risk of breast cancer. The majority of women with breast cancer have no family history. For those women who do have a family history of breast cancer, screening may need to begin earlier. If you are concerned, discuss your family history with your physician or a genetic counselor.
Only your mother’s family history of breast cancer can affect your risk.
A history of breast cancer in your mother’s OR your father’s family will influence your risk equally. That’s because half of your genes come from your mother, half from your father.
A monthly breast self-exam is the best way to diagnose breast cancer.
While breast self exams are important, high-quality mammography is still the most reliable way to find breast cancer as early as possible.
Family health history - information you need to know
Early detection of breast cancer - why tests are crucial
Treatment of breast cancer - the option of surgery
Download printable Self Exam instructions