Breast Health Facts & Myths
It Matters That You Are Informed.
Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in women, affecting one in every eight women in their lifetime. Detecting breast abnormalities early improves the chances that breast cancer may be diagnosed at an earlier stage and treated more successfully. Women whose breast cancer is detected at an early stage have a 93 percent or higher survival rate in the first five years.
So the Carol Milgard Breast Center and TRA Medical Imaging advise women to get screening mammograms every year starting at age 40.
We also recommend that women in their 20s begin regular breast self-examinations to understand what looks and feels normal for their breasts, and also start to receive regular clinical breast exams by a health care provider.
In this section, you will find information on the following:
- breast cancer screening guidelines
- why early detection of breast cancer is so important
- how to do breast self-exams and what to look for
- common breast cancer myths
- breast cancer prevention tips
- signs and symptoms of breast cancer
- breast cancer risk factors
See Resources for links to local and national breast cancer resources as well as information on breast cancer facts, risk factors, detection, treatment, support, statistics and more.