Mammograms save lives. Every year, more than 231,000 women are diagnosed with invasive forms of breast cancer. Over 60,000 in situ cases are diagnosed every year as well. A surprising majority of these cases occur in women with no family history of the disease and more than 40,000 women will lose their lives in 2015 due to delayed diagnosis.
If you are over the age of 45, yearly mammograms – regardless of family history – are essential for prompt detection of this treatable disease. This BRA Day, October 21st, recommit to your annual screenings and take the first step towards protecting yourself and those you love from the consequences of undiagnosed breast cancer.
Mammograms and Breast Augmentation
If you have had breast augmentation, you can still receive annual mammograms, though some modifications may be necessary. Depending on factors including the type of breast implant you have had placed and the location of your implants, x-rays and other diagnostic tools may be required for breast cancer detection. Los Angeles breast surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole can discuss this with you in greater detail during your initial consultation and direct you to physicians who specialize in screenings for women who have undergone breast enhancement.
To schedule your free breast augmentation consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today. We welcome patients from Los Angeles and all surrounding areas of California.