Featured Article: Reducing Mammogram Discomfort
Ok, so maybe a mammogram isn’t your idea of fun. No procedure that involves flattening your breasts between two plastic plates could ever be described as enjoyable.
But consider the lifesaving potential of this test: A mammogram can detect breast cancer—the second-leading cause of cancer death in women—years before you’d ever feel a lump. And when detected early, before it has a chance to spread, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is about 98 percent.