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Date Published: 10/15/2012

Annual Mammogram Could be Lifesaving

Breast cancer is seen in 1 out of every 8 women and rarely in men in the US. Early detection often offers the best cure rate for breast cancer.


Breast cancer is seen in 1 out of every 8 women and rarely in men in the US.  One substantive risk factor includes genetics. There are accurate tests now that can be used to determine if your family carries the genes for breast cancer, known as BRCA-I and BRCA 2. The course of action following the results that test depends on the individual and advice from your doctor.

Other risk factors for breast cancer can include the use of estrogen supplementation for greater than 5 years, an early onset menstrual cycle (before the age of 12), late menopause (after the age of 55), having children after the age of 30 or never having children.

The best cure rate of breast cancer continues to be early detection which includes having routine mammograms and seeing a physician for any suspicious breast mass. It is recommended to get an annual mammogram from the age of 40 on to ensure you have the best chance of detecting breast cancer early.

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