Poll Says 90 Percent of Women Considered Mammograms Vital to Their Health

by Sheela Philomena on  September 29, 2011 at 10:29 AM Women Health News   - G J E 4
90 percent of women who had a mammogram said mammography important to their health and well-being, according to a recent poll.

The poll, conducted Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, also showed that 86 percent of women report having a mammogram in last two years.
 Poll Says 90 Percent of Women Considered Mammograms Vital to Their Health
Poll Says 90 Percent of Women Considered Mammograms Vital to Their Health

"I'm encouraged that poll results show that nearly 9-in-10 women voters are getting regular mammograms. However, I think we need to continue to stress to women and health care providers that mammography saves lives," said Barbara S. Monsees, MD, chair of the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Commission.

Mammography has helped reduce the breast cancer death rate by more than 30 percent since 1990. Every major medical organization with expertise in breast cancer now recommends women get annual mammograms starting at age 40. However, the number of mammography facilities nationwide continues to decline. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are now 223 fewer mammography facilities and 1,331 fewer mammography scanners available to American women than in July 2007.

"Mammography is the best tool available to screen for breast cancer. At present, there is nothing to replace it. We need to make sure that women get the information they need to make informed decisions and to protect and enhance access to life-saving mammograms," said Debra L. Monticciolo, MD, president of the Society of Breast Imaging.

Source: Eurekalert

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Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of breast cancer: * Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type. * Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, that produce milk.
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People should never forget that real health depends how well you take care of yourself and not what health insurance you carry but I agree health insurance is important for every one. Search "Penny Health" or online for dollar a day insurance plans.
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