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This October, put yourself first: Breast cancer screenings and early detection

According to the CDC, 255,000 women in the United States receive a breast cancer diagnosis every year.

October 13, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Tristar NorthCrest is encouraging women to be vigilant about receiving regular mammograms if they are age 40 or older or have high-risk conditions. According to the CDC, 255,000 women in the United States receive a breast cancer diagnosis every year. Breast cancer is much easier to treat if caught early, and a regular screening mammogram is the best way to find breast cancer in its earliest stages.

Alongside yearly screening mammograms and monthly self-breast exams, if you are experiencing any symptoms of breast cancer, it’s important to call your physician. This can include a new lump or mass, swelling in all or part of the breast, any pain or skin irritations.

NorthCrest is part of the TriStar Health family of hospitals which offers comprehensive breast cancer screenings at more than 10 locations across Middle Tennessee and Bowling Green, KY. Many of our centers are equipped with 3D mammography which can provide a higher-quality image to better detect any abnormalities. 3D mammography is also faster, more comfortable for patients and can decrease the number of women called back for additional images.

We understand that some women may be nervous about a mammogram appointment, but our compassionate caregivers are ready to help you through every step of the process. Our screening location is focused on your comfort, privacy and convenience so you can feel supported and at ease through the entire appointment. During the month of October receive a free gift following your mammogram!

Online mammogram appointment scheduling is now available anytime on our breast health website, or call (615) 342.1919. If you have breast cancer-related questions, call askSARAH at (844) 482-4812 and speak to a nurse available 24/7.

Published:
October 13, 2022
Location:
TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center