Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer?
Did you know that breast cancer is the second most common cancer
after skin cancer among women in the United States?
These statistics from the National Cancer Institute emphasize
the importance of knowing your risk,
having self breast exams,
and getting regular clinical breast checkups,
including mammograms and ultrasounds,
to protect your breast health and overall health.
According to the American Cancer Society, most breast cancer cases (75%) occur in women with no known risk. For this reason and to protect your health, it is important for you to perform regular self breast exams and see your doctor for regular breast health checkups!
Breast Cancer Risk Facts
Certain risk factors can increase your odds of getting breast cancer. But having risk factors for breast cancer doesn't guarantee you will get the disease. For example, some women with 1 or more breast cancer risk factors never develop breast cancer. Still, it is important to be aware of your risk, regularly examine yourself for changes in your breasts, and see your doctor for routine breast checks.
Your odds of getting breast cancer are greater if you:
The good news is that early breast cancer detection
and breast cancer treatment can save your life!
See your doctor for a breast checkup if you answer yes to any of these questions:
The Summit Medical Group Breast Care Center
offers comprehensive care for benign breast conditions
and all stages of breast cancer.
Our physicians are experts in breast health
who can evaluate your risk
and develop a plan to monitor your breast health,
especially if you are high risk.
For more information or to schedule an appointment,
call us today at 908-277-8770.