The number of deaths due to breast cancer has steadily decreased for several years. The practice of getting yearly mammograms has in part contributed to this positive statistic. If you are at least 40 years old, getting an annual mammogram can be an imperative part of your breast cancer prevention efforts. All it takes is a call to Palms of Pasadena Hospital to set up this fast and convenient procedure.
At-home breast examinations and clinical examinations can potentially uncover abnormal growths, but mammograms can provide highly detailed images showing the internal tissues of both breasts. Breast care experts advise all eligible women to get regular mammograms for several reasons. For one, some irregular growths are too small for exam detection. Two, when abnormal cells are found while small and contained, it often is easier for cancer care experts to successfully treat it should it be a malignant growth.
Palms of Pasadena Hospital wants you to experience a comfortable and convenient mammogram experience. Our St. Petersburg hospital staff can discuss your questions and explain in detail how the procedure works. To speak with one of our associates about our breast care services, call (855) 245-8328.