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Breast Health


Breast Cancer Prevention

The cause of breast cancer currently remains unknown so breast cancer is not completely preventable. For now, the key to breast health remains regular screenings for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

There are known lifestyle factors that can help reduce or increase your risk for breast cancer.

Understanding Risk

Risk means the likelihood that you may develop breast cancer in your lifetime.

It's important to know that all women are at risk for breast cancer. The most common risk factors for breast cancer are being female and aging.

Women at higher than average risk for breast cancer include African American women, women of Ashkenazi Jewish decent and women with a family history (mom, sister or grandmother with breast cancer, and/or breast cancer in your father's family).

We offer three, convenient locations for screening mammography. Talk with your doctor about your individual risk factors and the digital mammography screening schedule recommended for your specific needs.

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