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Did 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. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is almost 100 percent. 3D mammography has proven to detect breast cancers 15 months earlier, reducing unnecessary call-backs by up to 40%, and find 41% more invasive cancers than conventional mammography alone.
At UP Health System - Portage, your breast health is important to us. Our caring staff uses 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 mammography.
3D mammography follows the same basic procedure that you're probably accustomed to with regular 2D digital mammography. Exposure time and radiation exposure are the same in 3D as opposed to 2D.
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.
3D mammography is particularly effective if you have dense breast tissue. 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 906.483.1400.
When you take control of your preventive health, we're in a better position to work with you to detect any issues that arise every step of the way.
Be your own "breast friend," and schedule your 3D mammogram today.
As always, you should consult with your personal primary care physician to determine the type and frequency of screenings that's best for you. If you need a primary care physician, call us at 906.483.1000 and we'll get you connected to the right care.