One of the single most important things a woman can do for herself is annual screening mammograms. Mammography, especially 3D mammography, is still the best exam for breast cancer screening. Numerous scientific studies have confirmed up to a 40% decrease in breast cancer death rates in women who undergo annual mammography. Recommendations on when to start screening vary between age 40 and 45 for most women without significant family history. Talk to your doctor to see what is right for you based on your personal and family health histories.
3-D Mammograms Provide Early Detection and Fewer False Positives
When you choose Med Center Health for Mammography screenings, you’re getting the most advanced technology available in Southcentral Kentucky for early detection of breast cancer.
The Medical Center at Bowling Green, The Medical Center at Franklin and Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging all offer 3D Mammography. With this technology, our team of diagnostic experts can get the most detailed, high-definition images to review. 3D Mammography exams are proven to provide greater accuracy for diagnosis.
By breaking down the diagnostic images down layer by layer, a doctor gets better results regardless of the patient’s age or breast density. This is especially good news for detecting early cancer in women under the age of 50, who often with denser breast tissue. The American College of Radiology recommends that women receive an annual mammogram beginning at age 40.
3D Mammography exams have been shown to be so accurate that they reduce the possibility of false-positive results and the need for additional screenings.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, but regular screenings can help detect breast cancer early when it is most treatable. 3D Mammography exams are covered by Medicare and most major insurance plans.