Today, as the American Cancer Society notes, there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States thanks in large part to finding breast cancer early through screening and increased awareness, as well as better treatments.
Some studies have suggested that 3D mammography might lower the chance of being called back for follow-up testing, and may also be able to find more cancers.
The decision about the age to begin mammography screening should be made through a shared decision-making process.
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, awarded the three-year full accreditation to the breast care services provided at UMCP and the UMCP Breast Health Center in East Windsor.
The UMCP Breast Health Center has also been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, signifying that UMCP meets the highest standards of the radiology profession.