Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. A mammogram can detect cancer early, when it is most treatable. Did you know that a screening mammograms does not require a physician’s order? We ask you to pledge that you will get your mammogram in the next 12 months! Help us promote early detection and save the life of the ones you love, and quite possibly, your own. 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.


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There is good news in the fight against breast cancer. Deaths from this disease continue to decline. Increased awareness and the potential of earlier detection through screening (such as annual mammograms) have resulted in improved management of the disease at its earliest and most treatable stage.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a woman over 40, take this opportunity to schedule your annual mammogram.

If you're a woman of any age and are at high risk for developing breast cancer, talk to your doctor about when you should start genetic screening, mammograms and risk reducing strategies, such as medications that may reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.

Mammography has great potential to saves lives. Tell your mothers, sisters, daughters and friends to schedule their annual mammograms today.

Breast cancer treatment depends on the stage of the disease, and may include surgery, radiation treatment, chemotherapy or hormone therapy. Discuss treatment options with your doctor."

For more info, follow the below links:

   http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts

   https://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=psa_bc

   https://www.acr.org/Quality-Safety/Resources/Breast-Imaging-Resources 

   https://www.acr.org/Advocacy/Economics-Health-Policy/Billing-Coding/Coding-Source-List/2008/Jul-Aug-2008/ACR-Mammography-Practice-Guidelines-Update