October 28, 2021

Preparing for Your Mammogram Appointment

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is estimated that in 2021, approximately 30% of all new cancer diagnoses in women will be breast cancer. On average, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States every 2 minutes, and there are an estimated 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

We know that mammograms save lives and are the most accurate method of breast cancer detection, with the ability to detect breast cancer before a lump can even be felt. We probably all know someone who has been personally affected by breast cancer, which is why today’s episode is so important. We’re talking with Baptist Health OBGYN, Jean Nusz, MD, about breast health and the importance of mammogram screenings. We’re asking all the questions on your mind as you prepare for that first appointment. 

Learn more about Women’s Services and breast health and Baptist Health, or take our free online assessment to learn your 5-year and lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. 

Next Steps and Useful Resources:

Take a Free Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Find a Provider
How to Support Someone with Breast Cancer
Mammograms: Know When to Go
What is a Mammogram? Common Mammogram Questions

Learn More.