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A mammogram will detect even the smallest cancer
years before you will feel it.
If you're a woman, you're at risk for developing breast cancer. Because most breast
cancers occur in women who don't have any identifiable risk factors, mammograms are
even more important.
Your risk may also increase as you get older, if you have a family history of breast
cancer, if you have never had children or had your first child after age 30.
Early detection through regular mammograms and self examination is your best weapon
against breast cancer. A routine screening mammogram has been shown to decrease
mortality by breast cancer by 25% in post menopausal patients. The American Cancer
Society guidelines suggest that if you're 35 to 40 years old you should schedule a
baseline mammogram. If you're 40 to 50 you should schedule a mammogram every
one to two years. And if you're over 50, you should have a mammogram every year.
You don't need a doctor's prescription to schedule a mammogram. Botsford's
mammography equipment and program is certified by the American College of
Radiology and is fully licensed by the Michigan Department of Public Health.
Don't put it off. Call Central Scheduling at 471-8100 today to set up your
appointment or for more information.
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