Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will be affected by Breast Cancer in their lives. Studies show early detection is key to treating the disease, and mammograms are one of the most effective methods to do this. Mammography is one of the Essential Health Benefits in the Affordable Care Act, and now is one of the free annual preventable exams on health insurance plans.
While women primarily get breast cancer, men are not immune. About 1% of breast cancer occurs in men. Survival rates are about the same for both sexes, however, men usually find the disease in its later stages because they don’t usually recognize the symptoms. For more information about what to look for and risk factors that might affect you go to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. at: http:www.nationalbreastcancer.org/