In honor of National Women’s Health Week, Solis Mammography is trying to help clear up the confusion about when to get mammograms.
There have been two major recommendations to when a woman should begin her mammogram — this has become confusing and complicated for women — which it should not be. Check out this infographic that hopefully clears up the confusion.
Solis Mammography is on a mission to educate women about important decisions regarding breast health.
Helping women decide for themselves, they present these six facts.
1) Mammography is the closest thing we have to a cure. 2)
2) Twenty percent of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2015 were under the age of 50. 3) The average tumor
3) The average tumor size when found through an untrained self-exam is the size of a walnut versus when found through mammography, is the size of a pea. 4) When
4) When you find a tumor earlier (smaller/pea-sized), your choices are better. You have more options and treatment is likely to be less aggressive and less expensive. 5) Insurance companies still pay
5) Insurance companies still pay 100 percent of a woman’s annual 2D mammogram starting at age 40. 6) 3D mammography provides an excellent
6) 3D mammography provides an excellent upgrade to 2D mammograms, helping radiologists have an even clearer image of breast tissue. To sum it up, it’s quite simple.
To sum it up, it’s quite simple. Peace of mind and overall wellness come from getting the facts about your breast health – starting with your annual mammogram.
Find a Solis Mammography center near you!
About Solis Mammography: Solis Mammography is a specialized healthcare provider focused exclusively on providing women an exceptional mammography experience. Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Solis Mammography currently operates 29 centers across four states – Texas, Arizona, Ohio and North Carolina. The company operates both wholly owned centers and multiple successful joint ventures with hospital partners. Solis Mammography provides a complete range of highly specialized breast health services, including screening and diagnostic mammography (2D and 3D), computer-aided detection, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound-guided biopsy. For more information, visit www.SolisMammo.com.
Did you know?
- American Cancer Society just released their 2015-2016 Breast Cancer Facts & Figures report where they estimate in 2015, 231,840 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and of that, 46,350 (20 percent) were diagnosed under the age of 50.
- The American Cancer Society also cites in their 2015-2016 Breast Cancer Facts & Figures report, “Mammography is the single most effective method of early detection since it can often identify cancer several years before physical symptoms develop.”
- Mammography screening has been documented by the American Cancer Society to have helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 36 percent since widespread screening was implemented.