If you’re 40 or older get a mammogram every year. It’s the best way to find breast cancer early.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, other than skin cancer. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.
Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancer. When women take steps to protect their health through regular exams, the results can be life saving.
The Harnett County Health Department works to provide women access to high-quality screening mammograms, through a partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography. For women who are uninsured funding assistance is available for women who meet specific criteria.
Pre-registration is required for mobile mammography screenings. For more information please call 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.
Why Get Screened?
Numerous studies have clearly shown that getting a mammogram and a breast exam reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer. Breast cancers found during a mammogram are more likely to be smaller and still confined to the breast. Finding breast cancer early (called early detection) can improve the chances that breast cancer can be treated successfully and with more treatment options, less extensive surgery, and ultimately, better treatment outcomes. For more information log onto the American Cancer Society web site.