Habersham Medical Center Urges Women to Schedule Their Mammograms and Offers Free Seminar during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Demorest, GA – The statistics are startling. Approximately, one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer. But if caught early, the chance of survival is higher than 95 percent. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Habersham Medical Center urges women to schedule their annual mammograms.
“Early detection saves lives,” says Dee Dillin, director of diagnostic imaging, at Habersham Medical Center in Demorest. “Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to detect breast cancer early.”
According to the American Cancer Society, “Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam as part of a periodic health exam by a healthcare professional preferably every three years and starting at age 40, women should have a clinical breast exam every year.”
"All women should do monthly self-breast exams and if you are 40 or older, it’s important for you to call your physician today to schedule a mammogram,” says Dillin. “To better serve the needs of women, Habersham Medical Center offers advanced diagnostic techniques such as digital mammography.”
Habersham Medical Center will also host a free seminar on breast cancer awareness. Presented by radiologist Dr. Lee Martin, the seminar will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Habersham Medical Center West Wing Classroom. Pre-registration is required by calling (706) 754-2042.