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Multi-Disciplinary Breast Program:  Annual Screening


Annual screening for breast cancer is one of the most important things women can do for themselves.

Each year, nearly 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and early detection and treatment offers the best chance for survival.

At Baptist Health Hardin, we recommend that women consider their health history and the advice of their provider to determine when they should be screened. The American Cancer Society recommends the following:

·      Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so.

·      Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.

·      Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.

“Baptist Health Hardin’s Multi-Disciplinary Breast Program helps ensure women get the best possible care, and that starts with annual screening,” said Connie Heath, mammography team leader at HMH’s Women’s Imaging Center. “Our patients return to us year after year, and we become a familiar part of their medical care. “

And if there is a cancer diagnosis, women can receive all of the treatment close to home thanks to Baptist Health Hardin’s Multi-Disciplinary Breast Program.

For more information on annual screening or Baptist Health Hardin’s Multi-Disciplinary Breast Program, contact Nurse Navigator Audrey Cleaver, BSN, RN at 270-706-6904.

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