Study: Lack of Mammograms Leads to More Cancer Deaths
A new study has been published in the journal Cancer, and it found that 70% of deaths from breast cancer in a group of more than 7,000 women occurred in individuals who did not receive regular screening mammograms. Researchers believe that the findings indicate that breast screening saves lives— particularly for women in their 40s.
Researchers tracked invasive breast cancers diagnosed between 1990 and 1999, and followed through 2007. Findings included that among 609 confirmed breast cancer deaths, 29% were among women who had been screened with mammography, while 71% were among women who were not screened regularly. Also, the women who died of breast cancer were younger. Of all breast cancer deaths, only 13% occurred in women age 70 or older, but 50% occurred in women younger than 50.
In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Imaging Healthcare Specialists is urging all women, starting at the age of 40, to schedule their annual mammogram.
To schedule a mammogram at Imaging Healthcare Specialists, call 866-558-4320 or visit www.imaginghealthcare.com/request-mammogram – it could be all the warning you need to save a lifetime of rewards.