Approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. If your mother, sister, or daughter has had breast cancer, your chances of developing breast cancer are greater. However, four out of five women who get breast cancer don’t have a history of it in their family. The most effective way to detect breast cancer in its early stages is a program of monthly breast self-examination, examination by your doctor and mammography.
A mammogram, a breast X-ray, can find cancer when it’s very small – up to two years before you can feel a lump in your breast. At Missouri Delta Medical Center we have low dose equipment, which is certified by the American College of Radiology. We also provide sophisticated ultrasound evaluation of breast lumps and abnormalities seen on mammograms.