October 21, 2019
“Breast cancer is a leading cause of death when diagnosed at a later stage of development,” says Dr. Sandra L. Worrell, Family Medicine physician at ARC Kyle Plum Creek. That’s why she encourages all women to get an annual mammogram screening, starting at the age of 40.
In this recent podcast of the ARC Healthcare Minute, Dr. Worrell says, “A mammogram can detect cancer, tumors, and cysts before they can be felt with a breast self-exam.” Even if nothing is detected one year, it’s important to continue with the annual screening process. She explains, “Regular mammograms also allow your doctor to compare past and present images to detect any sign of breast cancer early.”
Mammograms are an important, life-saving breast cancer prevention screening. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your risk factors and when a mammogram screening is recommended for you.
For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590 AM/99 FM on weekdays at 7:29 am and 8:29 am.