Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
One in eight women and one in 1,000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. The five-year survival rate is 98% if it is detected early. Annual mammography, monthly self-exams, and routine clinical exams can help.
What puts you at greater risk?
What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? The American Cancer Society lists the following:
If you are concerned about any of the above symptoms, don’t delay. Schedule a check-up with your physician today. Chances are you do not have cancer, but better safe than sorry.
Abington Surgical Center surgeons perform surgical breast biopsies. If required, “wire” or “needle” localizations may be performed immediately prior to biopsies next door at the Abington Hospital Outpatient Center for your convenience. Please consult your physician to learn more about localization procedures and surgical biopsy. Need a referral to a surgeon? Please call our Referral Coordinator: 267-960-1440. Information provided is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor.