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8 Reasons NOT to Get a Mammogram this Year…And Why they are Absolutely WRONG!

By Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, MD, Tahoe Carson Radiology Hello ladies and Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It’s your friendly neighborhood radiologist here to remind you why there’s no good excuse to skip your mammogram this year. Here are a few reasons NOT to avoid coming in for your annual screening exam before the year is up: #1: No one in my family has had breast cancer, so I don’t worry about it. Truth: 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have NO family history of breast or other cancers. #2: I heard that mammograms don’t save lives. Truth: Since its widespread implementation in the 1980’s, mammography has lowered the risk of dying of breast cancer by around 35%. -Cancers detected …

Detect Lung Cancer Sooner

If you are a current or former smoker and meet inclusion criteria, you should consider a low-dose CT lung screening as an early detection tool for lung cancer.