You probably know at least one woman, if not more, who has experienced breast cancer during her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, led only by skin cancer.
When detected in its earliest stages, breast cancer treatment is highly effective. In fact, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer found in Stage 1 is more than 90%.
Mammography continues to be one of the best methods to detect breast cancer. At the UAMS Family Medical Centers, we can help determine your individual risk for breast cancer based on many factors, including age and family history. With this information, our Center can develop a plan to help ensure that you receive regular mammograms to detect abnormalities early.
We recommend a one-time baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 and 39 and yearly mammograms after the age of 40.
To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our mammography services, please contact your local clinic.