An Update on Breast Health

An Update on Breast Health

One out of every eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. While it is rarer for men, less than 1% of all diagnosed breast cancers, it is still important to be informed and aware of signs and symptoms to ensure quick action should a problem arise.

The American Cancer Society recently published a troubling study estimating the impact of delayed preventative screenings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early detection means better outcomes, and so we are working hard to reassure the community and get the message out that they should not delay their annual mammogram. Cancer doesn’t wait.

The Sentara Cancer Network focuses on early screening and detection using innovative technologies like 3D Mammography to catch breast cancer early. In most cases, if results are abnormal, follow-up evaluations and biopsies occur within seven days of the initial screening test. That means you don’t have to wait to know if there’s a problem and treatment can begin immediately if a breast disease or cancer diagnosis is confirmed. Don’t delay. Schedule your mammogram today.

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Learn More about Mammography & Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines