This is a sponsored post brought to you by Solis Mammography and TrizCom Public Relations. All opinions are my own.
Yesterday was the first day of National Women’s Health Week! This ranges from May 8th through the 14th. Thankfully places like Solis Mammography are around. They are on a mission to educate women about important decisions regarding breast health. While they believe saving lives is job one, they also believe that quality of life runs a close second. Did you know that the American Cancer Society estimates in 2015, 231,840 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and of that, 46,350 (20 percent) were diagnosed under the age of 50? It’s really something to think about. Check out the infographic below and some information that Solis Mammography would love for you to know.
1) Mammography is the closest thing we have to a cure.
2) Twenty percent of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2015 were under the age of 50.
3) The average tumor size, when found during an untrained self-exam, is the size of a walnut versus when found through mammography, is the size of a pea.
4) When you find a tumor earlier (smaller/pea-sized), your choices are better. You have more options and treatment is likely to be less aggressive and less expensive.
5) Insurance companies still pay 100 percent of a woman’s annual 2D mammogram starting at age 40.
6) 3D mammography provides an excellent upgrade to 2D mammograms, helping radiologists have an even clearer image of breast tissue.
Make the most of National Women’s Health week and schedule your mammogram soon. You can find a location with Solis Mammogram as well. They currently operate 29 centers across four states – Texas, Arizona, Ohio and North Carolina – and exams are covered by your insurance.