October is breast cancer awareness month
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeding lung cancer. Today, about 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The rates for breast cancer diagnosis have been on the decline since 1989. This decline is attributed to increased community education, women adhering to regular mammogram screening and improved medical treatments.
- About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 39,620 women will die from breast cancer
Do you know your risk?
Staying on top of your breast health starts with you and your primary primary care provider:
- Each year, during your annual primary visit, your physician should do a routine breast examination.
- Women ages 50 - 74 years should get a mammogram every 2 years.
- Women younger than age 50 should talk to their doctor about when to start and how often to have a mammogram
Scheduling an appointment for a mammogram at the DMC is easy!
The DMC has several locations throughout the region for mammogram screenings. Call 1-888-362-2500 to schedule an appointment at a location nearest you.
DMC partners with Karmanos Cancer Institute for specialized treatment of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
DMC offers digital mammography at:
DMC Bloomfield Hills Mammography
North Pointe Office Building
2525 Telegraph, Suite 202
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
Charach Cancer Treatment Center
1 William Carls Drive
Commerce Township MI 48382
DMC Sinai-Grace Professional Office Building
6001 W. Outer Drive, Suite 206
Detroit, MI 48235
Digital mammography uses the latest technology to provide the most comprehensive breast exam, and better quality images. Digital mammograms are especially helpful for women who are over 50, pre-menopausal or have dense breasts.
What makes digital better
Digital mammography offers several advantages:
Since digital images are available almost immediately and no film development time is necessary, the wait time for the patient is less.
Digital diagnostic mammography results are often available immediately, reducing anxiety.
Digital screening mammography results are reported to the doctor within 48 hours, so there is no delay in diagnosis.
This technology also means it's less likely that patients will need to be called back for additional exposure.
Getting a Mammogram
DMC offers mammorgrams at multiple locations across southeast Michigan.
To schedule your mammogram, call 888-DMC-2500, or use our