Healthy Breast Screening Practices
As women, we have learned what’s required to take care of ourselves, and that includes getting screened for various types of cancers, including breast cancer. While we might be hard pressed to find any female who enjoys getting a mammogram, it’s much easier to find cancer survivors with a 98%, five-year survival rate due to early breast cancer detection.
The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 232,340 cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in the United States annually, and 40% of these cases are diagnosed because a woman felt a lump in her breast. When we consider that 1 in every 8 females will be diagnosed with breast cancer, we find the motivation we need to get screened regularly. Watch our video.
Learn More About Breast Screening
As we age, the kinds of screenings we need and the frequency of those screenings evolves. Our gender, family history, preexisting conditions and lifestyle choices may make us more susceptible to certain types of cancer, so regular screenings should be a priority.
It’s important to talk with your doctor about the cancer screenings that are right for you.