Annual mammograms decreased the risk of mastectomy in women aged 40-50 by half! 1138 women participated in a study and those who had a mammogram yearly were more likely to have a smaller, singular breast cancer. These women were able to undergo breast-saving, tumor-excising surgery, instead of a mastectomy. It is thought that younger women frequently have more aggressive breast cancers, so women in the 40-to 50-year-old age range may have the most to gain from early detection.
Ladies, let’s get those mammograms scheduled.