A Joint Statement from the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging states that, “It is well known that mammography has reduced the breast cancer death rate in the United States by 30 percent since 1990 ─ hardly a small benefit.”
Mammography is the preferred examination for breast cancer, especially in women older than 40 years, the age group with the highest incidence. Some studies have shown that mammography may be particularly beneficial for women who are 80 years of age and older.
October is breast cancer awareness month, and there are several
organizations that you can donate to such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“When it’s caught in its earliest stages, breast cancer is 98 percent
survivable,” says Laura Farmer Sherman, the executive director of Susan G.
Komen in San Diego.
On Tuesday, the San Diego Chargers sponsored an event at Qualcomm Stadium
providing free mammograms for more than 90 uninsured women that exceeded all
expectations reaching full capacity within an hour.
X-Ray CE, provider in continuing education for imaging professionals, is
donating $10 for every order it receives during the month of October when
customers use coupon code “KOMEN” during online checkout. X-Ray CE’s ASRT
approved Home Study and E-courses fulfill continuing education requirements
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and annual mammogram screening is still the best, early detection method for women in their 40s and beyond says Dr. Michael Hallenbeck , radiologist at SNMH Diagnostic Imaging Center.
X-rays usually have no side effects in the typical diagnostic range for a mammogram exam, and the benefit of an accurate diagnosis far outweighs this risk, says Hallenbeck.