ADDISON, TX - 10-05-2017 (Press Release Jet) --
Fall brings cooler temperatures, the beginning of a new school year, pumpkin-flavored treats galore and the return of football season. Along with these fall favorites, October brings a sea of pink, marking the arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink appears everywhere, from the grocery store to the NFL football field.
Many organizations have aided in breast cancer research, advocacy and education, and Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast screening services, applauds this important work. Since 1982, the pink ribbon has been associated with breast cancer awareness and has made it acceptable for men and women to talk more openly about women’s breast health.
With the rise in advocacy and awareness, still very little is reported on mammography during the month of October. Per the American Cancer Society, mammography is the “single, most effective method of early detection in the fight against breast cancer.” Mammograms can detect breast health concerns long before any physical symptoms, such as lumps, become apparent to a woman performing a self-exam or even to a trained physician conducting a manual exam. Annual mammography provides women the opportunity to find any issue at its earliest possible stage, thus reducing the cost, invasiveness and anxiety associated with later stage diagnosis.
And yet, the sad reality is that almost half of insurance-carrying American women, do not get their annual mammogram. This is especially concerning since, with the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, 2-D mammography is covered 100 percent by nearly all insurance plans. Additionally, Medicare and nearly all of the major private insurers are now also covering 3-D mammography at 100 percent.
With more than 700,000 procedures forecasted this year, Solis Mammography emphasizes October as a time to remind women to be proactive about their breast health. “Simply put, mammography is the closest thing we have to a cure. The difference between early stage diagnosis, which is caught in annual screening mammograms beginning at age 40, and later stage diagnosis is astonishing. Just imagine catching an anomaly at the size of a pea versus the size of a walnut,” said Connie Oliver, vice president of marketing for Solis Mammography.
Since football is in the air, and because Solis Mammography is steadfast in its belief that the best offense in the fight against breast cancer is a great defense (early detection), they created a Breast Health Playbook.
Breast Health Playbook – Facts To Know Before You Go:
COACH YOURSELF AND OTHER TEAMMATES:
This October, Solis Mammography wants to create a movement of action and invites everyone to be proactive in their individual quest for breast health. Women need to not only get their own mammogram every year beginning at age 40, but also talk to friends, family, and loved ones to encourage them to do the same. If patients and providers alike do their job with mammogram awareness, then wellness and prevention in breast health will outpace the need for invasive healthcare treatment. Together, we can turn Team Awareness into Team Action and score significant strides in the fight for breast health.
About Solis Mammography
With more than 30 years in breast screening, Solis Mammography is a specialized health care provider focused on delivering patients an exceptional experience and exceptionally accurate results in mammography and screening services. Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Solis operates 44 centers across six major markets – North Texas, Houston, Phoenix, Columbus, Ohio, Greensboro, North Carolina and, through its affiliated brand Washington Radiology, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The company operates both wholly-owned centers and multiple successful joint ventures with hospital partners. Serving more than 700,000 patients each year, both Solis Mammography and Washington Radiology offer dedicated experts in breast screening and diagnostic mammography (2-D and 3-D), breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound-guided biopsy. In addition, Washington Radiology offers a full range of diagnostic services including general ultrasound, general biopsy, x-ray, MRI and CT screening. For more information, visit www.SolisMammo.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
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