Early Detection is Key

Although there has been a decline in the rate of deaths from breast cancer in recent years, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Studies have shown that, when detected early, the chance for successful treatment of breast cancer is nearly 100%.

Methods for early detection of breast cancer include clinical examinations by a healthcare professional and mammography. In most cases, mammography can identify an abnormal breast mass as much as two years before it can be detected by touch.

Some healthcare providers also recommend a monthly breast self examination for all women beginning at the age of 20, following proper training by a qualified professional.

CFVH is offering a free gift to women who schedule and have their screening mammogram during the month of October.

No insurance? CFVH is also offering a FREE Screening Mammography Day on October 14th from our main hospital campus in Plains. Click Here to learn more.

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