Early Detection SAVES Lives
Women face many special concerns that call for heightened awareness about their health. This is especially true for breast care. Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as today’s leading cause of cancer death in American women. While research continues to search for ways to prevent, detect, and treat this disease, it is essential to stay informed and make smart decisions about your health.
With the important information gained from reading our brochure and shower card, women and men will be better equipped to work with their healthcare provider and take important steps to detecting breast problems early, when they can be treated most successfully.
MAKE BREAST HEALTH AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR LIFE
Second only to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in American women. A woman’s chance of surviving breast cancer is greatly improved with early detection and treatment. We owe it to our family, our friends, and to ourself to do all we can to stay informed and have screenings on time.
THE BEST PROTECTION IS EARLY DETECTION.
For most women, mammography provides the best way to find breast cancer at an early stage, when treatment is usually the most successful. A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of your breasts that can detect many changes that are too small or too deep to feel. Mammograms are considered safe, quick, and relatively painless. They are available through a doctor’s order or, in some cases, a self-referral. Annual mammograms are recommended for all women aged 40 and over.
We have partnered with the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, a division of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to provide free mammograms and screenings for medically underserved women ages 40-49 throughout Alabama who meet eligibility guidelines. If a woman under 40 needs help with breast problems, please contact Joy to Life directly (334-284-5433) or send us an email.