One out of every eight women in the country will be diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the second-most common kind of cancer affecting women (after skin cancer). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that breast cancer causes more deaths among women than any other disease. A women is diagnosed with breast cancer once very two minutes in the United States.
Nearly 3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the country today thanks in large part to breast imaging.
The numbers you just read were provided courtesy of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. They are based on precise studies, years of research and an abundance of cooperation from women across the country who are willing to share their stories, their test results, their sorrow and success.
But at the end of the day, there is only one number that really matters:
If every one woman took advantage of breast imagine, perhaps the number of women who die from breast cancer each year could be drastically reduced. Take a look at these three facts that just might change your mind (and save your life):
- It’s Easy
If you think a mammogram is an all-day ordeal, think again. It’s actually a simple and usually painless procedure that takes about an hour–from the time you check in to the time you walk out the door.
And to make it even more convenient, the best imaging centers offer same-day, evening and Saturday appointments.
Yes, taking advantage of the many benefits that breast imaging delivers is incredibly easy–and it works well.
- It Works
There is a good reason why the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the American College of Radiology recommend that all women 40 and older undergo breast imaging: It works.
Research shows that since the implementation of breast imaging, the number of deaths from breast cancer has been reduced by 30 percent.
- It’s Affordable and Convenient
Yes, breast imaging uses state-of-the-art technology to help keep you healthy, but that doesn’t mean it’s expensive or difficult to access.
In fact, breast imaging is so important to the long-term health of women that it is covered by most insurance companies. In addition, many hospitals work hard to ensure that it’s affordable and easily accessible to all women, regardless of whether or not they have health insurance.
And they work hard to make appointments available when you need them, results returned in a timely manner and the entire experience as convenient as possible.
Take Advantage of the Latest Breast Health Technology on the Mobile Bus
“Some of the biggest concerns for us during COVID-19 was delaying patients from having their annual screening mammogram and possibly seeing more advanced stages of breast cancer.” said Mike Eastman, Imaging Director. Even though our facilities are back to scheduling mammograms, extra time must be allowed between patients for additional cleaning and social distancing therefore limiting the number of appointments.
Thinking outside the box, Derry Imaging has brought in a 36-ft mobile coach equipped with Hologic™ 3D Mammography to help with additional scheduling of appointments, making sure the women in our communities have access to the screening they need. Scanning of patients on the bus began on July 1st and will continue through the end of the year.
If you take advantage of the services offered by Derry Imaging, maybe the number of women whose lives are negatively affected by breast cancer will be less frightening in the future.
And that’s really what everyone wants.
Be a part of a brighter future for women by booking an appointment with Derry Imaging today. Click here to schedule your mammogram online today!