National Mammography Day is every third Friday during October of each year. On this day, and for the entire month, we hope all women will make a mammography appointment. Regular mammography screenings for women of certain age and risk groups are the most important step in early detection when treatment can be most effective. Read on to learn more about screening options and download helpful tips.
Proper screening for breast cancer is crucial and it can start with self-examination. A breast self-exam along with other screening methods is thought to be a recommended best practice that can increase your chances of early detection - especially when combined with regular physical exams by a doctor, using mammography, and sometimes, ultrasound and/or MRIs.
October kicks off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and here are some shocking, new facts. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2021, it’s estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers. And as of this year, breast cancer became the most common cancer globally accounting for 12% of all new annual cancer cases worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
Breast cancer screenings are used to check a woman’s breasts for signs of cancer before any signs or symptoms appear. Be sure to watch the quick video below.
Lompoc parents: did you know you have a new pediatrician choice to help care for your young ones? CHC is proud to welcome Gurjit Marwah, MD, to our new Lompoc healthcare center. Dr. Marwah is a 5th generation doctor and is available to see children ages newborn to 17 years.