6 Reasons to Get a Mammogram
One out of every eight women in the United States will get breast cancer, and it’s the second leading cause of death among women after lung cancer. If that’s not reason enough to get a mammogram, consider these reasons.
Mammograms Find Cancer You Can’t Feel
Mammograms are capable of detecting breast cancer before you are able to feel a lump. Monthly self-exams are important, but so is early detection. At PURE Mammography, all women receive a 3D mammogram, which is more likely to get it right the first time. 3D mammograms have greater accuracy and reduce the chance of being called back for additional testing by as much as 40%.
Breast Cancer Has a 99% Cure Rate When Detected Early
Mammograms cannot prevent you from getting breast cancer, but they can give you a fighting chance to beat it. When caught early, your survival rate is as high as 99%.
Early Detection Reduces the Risk of Needing a Mastectomy
When breast cancer is detected early, it is often possible to remove all of the cancerous cells with a procedure called a lumpectomy, rather than having to remove the entire breast.
20 Minutes Could Save Your Life
The mammogram procedure only takes about 20 minutes. How many things can you do in 20 minutes that will save your life?
PURE Mammography on Long Island is dedicated to ensuring a painless, comfortable, and luxurious visit from the moment you walk through our door. A mammogram experience at PURE feels more like a day at the spa, including warm robes, a comfortable lounge area, soothing music, gourmet beverages, and snacks.
Mammograms Save Lives
Mammograms are the single best tool to find breast cancer at its earliest stages — long before you or your doctor can feel a lump. Having regular 3D mammograms performed by an experienced board-certified breast imaging specialist is the best way to detect abnormalities early.