Mammograms are the most effective means of early detection. They can detect a nodule years before you or your doctor can even feel it. In addition to mammograms, the American Cancer Society recommends monthly self-exams as well as annual physician exams. A general guideline suggests that you should get your first mammogram at age 40. However, since guidelines can vary because of risk factors, you should always consult your physician.
While risk factors vary from one individual to the next, early detection is a key to positive outcomes. So take a minute and schedule an appointment with your doctor today, or call the St.Vincent Breast Center at 866-UCHECK13. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, special pricing at some St.Vincent Health locations makes screening mammograms more accessible than ever.