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Cancer

Prevention and Screening

SaintThomasCancerCare_350Saint Thomas Cancer Care is proud to offer the latest advancements in screening, including 3D mammography technology. Risk factors may include the following, and while answering yes to these questions does not mean you will develop breast cancer, it does mean you have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

 

  • Are you a female over the age of 50?
  • Do you have a personal history of breast cancer?
  • Has your mother, sister or daughter had breast or ovarian cancer or both?
  • Have you ever received radiation treatments to your chest as a child or adult?
  • Are you obese?
  • Were you younger than 12 when you first started menstruating?
  • Did you enter menopause after age 55?
  • Did your first pregnancy occur after age 30?
  • Have you never been pregnant?
  • Have you received hormone therapy for more than four consecutive years?
  • Do you drink more than two glasses of alcohol a day?
  • Do you have a family history of male breast cancer?
  • Do you have a history of atypia on breast biopsy?
  • What is your mammographic breast density?


If you answered yes to one or more of these questions talk to your doctor about your risk factors for breast cancer. All women should conduct monthly self-examinations; women over 40 should have annual mammograms.


Please click here to schedule your mammogram.


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