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Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital uses digital mammography to help distinguish harmless abnormalities from real tumors, leading to fewer callbacks and less anxiety. Every mammogram is read by a radiologist with advanced training in breast imaging. Women should talk to their doctor about their risk for breast cancer and when to get screened. Screenings can help detect breast cancer early when treatment can be more effective.
Nervous? That's normal.
It's pretty common to feel a little nervous about scheduling a mammogram, particularly if it's your first. Common concerns are the discomfort of the actual mammogram, and then waiting for the results. But with regular mammograms, doctors can detect small tumors at a much earlier stage -- years before we can feel them -- which significantly increases the opportunity for successful treatment. Screenings for breast cancer save thousands of lives per year. Schedule your mammogram today.
Lowering the risk
Aside from getting a mammogram every year starting at 40, there are some other things you can do which may help lower your risk for breast cancer.
These steps include:
- Maintaining a healthy body weight
- Regular exercise
- Limiting alcohol use
- If you are over the age of 40, have an annual mammogram
Women who breast-feed their children for several months or do not use post-menopausal hormone therapy (PHT) may also reduce their breast cancer risk.Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests.
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Advanced Offerings in Mammography TechnologyDid you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That’s why it’s important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40. Regular mammograms are essential to early detection and the fight against breast cancer. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 100 percent.
Our caring staff at The Imaging Center use the latest technology – like 3D mammography – in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared.
What is 3D mammography?
3D mammography is a type of digital mammography which uses advanced technology to take images of your breast from different angles and combine them to create a more complete and accurate image of your breast than is possible with regular 2D digital mammography.
3D mammography follows the same basic procedure that you’re probably accustomed to with regular 2D digital mammography. 3D lasts just a few seconds longer, slightly extending the time of minor discomfort you may feel and the low-risk radiation exposure involved with all forms of digital mammography.
Why should I get a 3D mammogram?
The more complete and accurate image of your breast generated by 3D mammography allows us to detect breast cancer earlier and more effectively than traditional 2D mammography, so that we can take action to help you fight.
3D mammography is particularly effective if you have dense breast tissue or have been given a previous cancer or lesion diagnosis. And 3D mammography’s higher accuracy means less unnecessary return visits to the doctor for false positives that turn out to be non-cancerous.
What does all of that mean for you?
Greater peace of mind.
How can I get a 3D mammogram?
To schedule a 3D mammogram, give us a call at 800.424.DOCS (3627).
When you take control of your preventive health, we’re in a better position to work with you to detect any issues that arise and to help you fight them every step of the way. Be your own ‘breast friend,’ and schedule your 3D mammogram today by calling (800) 424-3627.