TRUTH! Fewer women have to undergo additional studies with 3D mammography because we can separate overlapping tissue and improve the radiologist’s ability to see what is normal.
3D mammography requires 20% fewer follow-up exams.
TRUTH! 3D mammography is able to find more small, invasive breast cancers than 2D mammography.
3D mammography finds more breast cancers, at earlier, more treatable stages as compared to traditional 2D mammography.
TRUTH! The earlier breast cancer is found, the more treatable and potentially curable. Do not let fear of a breast cancer diagnosis keep you from undergoing screening!
Early stage breast cancer has a nearly 98% cure rate.
MYTH! Most lumps and bumps you or your doctor find in your breast will turn out to be normal breast tissue or benign, noncancerous lumps. BUT any change in your breasts should prompt further evaluation! Depending on your age, the evaluation may include mammography, or breast ultrasound. A small percentage of women will have to undergo biopsy.