Get More than a Mammogram. Get Peace of Mind.
Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That’s why it’s important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40. Regular mammograms are essential to early detection and the fight against breast cancer. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 100 percent.
At Person Memorial Hospital, your breast health is important to us. Our caring staff will greet you in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared.
The American Cancer Society has developed and adopted the following guidelines for the detection of breast cancer in women without symptoms:
- Women 20 years and older should perform breast self-examination monthly.
- Women between 20 and 40 years should have a physical examination of their breasts every three years.
- Women between the ages of 35 and 40 years should have a baseline mammogram.
- Women 40 or over should have annual screening mammograms.
To schedule your mammogram, see your primary care physician, or call 336.322.3887.