Health Hint: Breast cancer screening

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Baylor College of Medicine experts have plenty of tips to help you stay healthy. This month’s Health Hint includes important reminders during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Women with average risk for breast cancer should begin annual mammograms at age 40. We find cancer earlier and save more lives with an annual screening interval, so don’t let the pandemic delay your screening. When we detect cancer with a mammogram, it’s often before the patient can even feel it. It’s more likely to be a smaller cancer that has not metastasized, which means less invasive surgery and treatment. It also means a shorter recovery time and better prognosis.”

Dr. Karla Sepulveda

Associate professor of radiology

Director of medical imaging, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

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