October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 1, 2013

pink ribbonOne of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection through annual mammograms is the key to increasing survival rates.

The aim of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.

The American College of Radiologists recommends yearly mammography screenings after the age of 40. Family history and risk factors are important to discuss with your doctor.

Need a screening mammogram?

Saturday morning screening appointments are available in October at the Sutter Castro Valley Medical Office Building Imaging Department at 20101 Lake Chabot Road.

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Imaging Department will be open for screening mammograms on Saturdays through October from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is in addition to our regular hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call 510-247-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.

Protect your health

An excellent practice in safeguarding your health is to use the results of your breast self exam, clinical breast exam and mammograms to raise your awareness and inform your conversations with your doctor.

Together, you can decide which screening options are right for you. Use our online tool to “Find the Doctor” for you.

For more information about screening guidelines, please click on the links below.

ACR/SBI Mammography Guidelines

American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

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