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Who Interprets my Mammogram?

Myth Versus Fact

There are many misconceptions about women's breast health and annual screening mammograms. We challenge you: Do you know the truth?

Listen to our expert breast radiologists as they dispel the myths and share the truth about your breast health.

 

MYTH: I only need a mammogram if I feel a lump or have symptoms.

FACT: It is recommended that starting at age 40 women receive a yearly mammogram regardless if they feel a lump or experience symptoms. Early detection is truly the best protection against breast cancer. If breast cancer is detected in its earliest stages, women have a 98% or higher survival rate within the first five years.

 

MYTH: I don’t have a history of breast cancer in my family, so I don’t need to worry.

FACT: The majority of new breast cancer diagnoses, a staggering 85%, is found in women without any know family history of breast cancer. Surprising to most, only 5-10% of cancers have a genetic or hereditary component. Early detection is the best chance of survival, as there are more treatment options during breast cancer’s earliest stages.

 

MYTH: My mammogram was normal, so I don’t need another one.

FACT: Regardless if you have had normal mammograms in the past, yearly mammograms are your best chance at detecting cancer at its earliest stages when the chance of successful treatment is highest.

 

MYTH: I’ve had an abnormal mammogram; it’s too late.

FACT: Not all abnormal mammograms mean cancer! Regular yearly mammograms are meant to detect abnormal findings and address them when treatment options are plentiful and survival rates are the highest.

 

Who interprets your mammogram? Learn more about Advanced Radiology's expert breast imaging team.

 

Schedule your Mammogram

Choose Advanced Radiology’s breast imaging experts for your mammogram and make them a part of your breast care team. If you have a physician for your general breast health, we can expedite your appointment by scheduling without a referral.