Here we present you a serious phenomen, experienced by women all over the world: breast cancer. The predicted ratio is: one woman of six will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.

You get chances:

If you are a woman who is 40 years of age or older, the chances are very good that you need a mammogram.

The American Cancer Society, AARP and Romania Cancer League, and other medical organizations recommend that women should:

  • have yearly mammograms;
  • receive yearly breast exam from a oncologist;
  • practice breast self-exam monthly.

Perhaps you think you don’t need a mammogram. You do!As you become older, your chances of getting breast cancer increase. In fact 75% of all breast cancers occur in women over the age of 40. *Regular mammograms are the best defence you can have against breast cancer. A mammogram can detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, with two years and half before it can be clinic obvious. Early detection of a breast cancer provides the best chances for survival and appropriate treatment.

So do you need to get mammograms regularly.If you hadn’t a mammogram during the last year, ask your physician about scheduling one to Romanian Cancer League. And if you notice any unusual breast changes such as a thickening of the breast, pain to palpation or nipple thickening or discharge, you should see a doctor immediately.You can protect your health and gain mind’s peace when you get regular mammograms. Don’t take chances with your health. Make an appointment for a mammogram today.

What is a mammogram?During a mammogram, the technologist will ask you to undress above the waist and wear a gown that open in front. You will stand in front of a x-rays machine and the radiologist will place your breast on a small platform. Another tray is put on top of the breast and for a few seconds pressure is applied to flatten the breast while the x-ray is taken.The radiologist will take two pictures, one from the top and one from the side of your breast. He will repeat the procedure for the other breast. The entire mammography procedure lasts about 15 minutes.

Because a mammogram is done with a low dose x-ray it doesn’t increase the risk for breast cancer. Mammogram can be consider as stamp of the breast which is different from a woman to another.

To come in your help was set up a Center for Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer as a part of Oncologic Institute. Here, every apparent healthy woman benefits of a clinic exam, a Pap smear test and a mammogram without fees.

Many women don’t get mammograms regularly.

Why not? Do any of the following statements sound familiar to you?

I don’t need to have mammograms. No one in my family has ever had breast cancer.
It is true that family history is a risk factor for breast cancer. If a woman has close family members who have had breast cancer, her chances of getting breast cancer increase. But 80% of women who get breast cancer have no family history. All women need to take advantage of regular mammography screening through “Save Women” program..

If I haven’t gotten breast cancer so far, I won’t get it now. I’m too old.
The chance of getting breast cancer actually increases with age. Women over 65 and older are twice as likely as women of 45 to 60 to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

If I have cancer, I don’t think I can face it. I don’t want to know.
Breast cancer is often called the disease woman fear most. However, ifbreast canceris detected early enough and has not grown or spread beyond the breast, thechancesof successfultreatment are excellent.Many women are now able to choose treatment that does not require removal of the breast because their cancer has been detected in the early stages. For more information contact us to telephone +40-21-3146933. Eightypercent ofall patients with breast cancer have no family history. All older women need regular mammograms.

I hear the test really hurts. They squeeze your breasts. I don’t want to feel that kind of pain.
Some women experience discomfort during a mammogram. The actual time when the breast is pressed against the platform is only few seconds. The compression is need to get a clear x-ray of the breast.

I already spend so much money on doctors. I hear it can be very expensive. I just can’t afford to have one every year.
Through “Save Women” program you benefit of a freemammogram, a clinicexam and aPap smear test.

My doctor has never suggested a mammogram and when I asked, he didn’t seem to think it was important.
Physicians often do not refer older women for mammograms. You mayneed to ask your doctor to refer youfor a mammogram.You may also be able to geta mammogram without physician referral by contacting Romanian Cancer League directly to phone number: +40-21-3146933.

One woman out of six, will develop breast cancer. The combination of a yearly exam by a specialist and a regular mammogram, after theage of 40, is the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. Detection and appropriate treatment savelives. 93% of breast cancers are successfully treated whendetected early. Every woman should perform breast self-exam monthly, 5-7 days after the beginning of her period.

I don’t know were to go to get a reliable mammogram.Ask your physician to recommend Romanian Cancer League or contact us directly.Some tips for getting a good mammogram:

  • Don’t use deodorant before a mammography it may interferewith the x-rays beam, appearing like calcium spots on the film;.
  • Do not get a mammogram duringyour period;
  • Mammogram must be done 5-7 days after thebeginning of your period;.
  • Bringwith you information about previous surgical operations, hormonal treatments and you family medical history regarding cases of breast cancer.