Mammograms Now Available in Germantown at Columbia St. Mary's Germantown Clinic

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Columbia St. Mary’s Germantown Clinic, N112 W15415 Mequon Road, is the only health care facility in Germantown offering life-saving mammography for women.

A screening mammogram—an X-ray of the breast—can find cancer when it is still too small to be felt by a woman or her physician. Finding breast cancer early can greatly improve a woman’s chance for successful treatment.

It's estimated that 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. every year, and more than 40,000 women die from the disease annually. The American Cancer Society believes that mammography, combined with regular breast exams by a physician and breast self-examinations, offers the best opportunity for early detection of breast cancer and reducing the breast cancer death rate.

American Cancer Society Guidelines

  1. Women age 40 and above should have a screening mammogram every year, and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
  2. Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast examination as part of a regular exam by a health professional, preferably every 3 years.
  3. Breast self-examination is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.
  4. Women at increased risk should talk with their doctor about the benefits and limitations of starting mammograms when they are younger, having additional tests, or having more frequent exams.

To schedule a mammogram appointment at the Germantown Clinic, call 262-250-7800. Same-day appointments are available.

 

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