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September 13, 2020

Annual Mammograms are Necessary in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Invasive Breast Cancer

One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. According to U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics, in 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S.

The good news?

Early detection saves lives. Since 1990, there has been a 30% decrease in breast cancer mortality rates in the U.S., which is due in large part to the early detection of breast cancer through screening mammography. According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate for localized cancers found in an early stage is 99%. A mammogram can detect breast abnormalities and lumps long before they can be felt by a self-examination.

Mammography can detect small breast tumors years before they can be felt. Since we do not yet have a way to protect against developing breast cancer, early detection remains our best tool. Women can take a positive step in maintaining their breast health by undergoing annual mammography screening beginning at age 40.

Schedule Your Screening Mammogram Today!

If you are 40 years of age or older, or are considered high risk, it is time to make an appointment for your mammography. A referral from your healthcare provider is not needed to schedule a screening mammography.

Why should you choose Connecticut Breast Imaging?

Connecticut Breast Imaging offers state-of-the-art 3D mammography in a caring and relaxed setting not often found in traditional hospital settings. Our radiologists are subspecialty trained in breast imaging and are focused on unsurpassed diagnostics, interpretation, and dedication to each and every patient. Our practice provides a truly safe and compassionate environment, and the most advanced radiological care available today.

Be proactive about your breast care. Contact the healthcare professionals at Connecticut Breast Imaging today to schedule your next visit. Schedule an appointment ›