Starting annual mammograms at age 40 saves lives.
1 in 8 US women (about 12%) will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
98% The survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among women.
Every 2 minutes a woman in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer.
Up to 37 lives per day in the US are saved by mammograms – more than 13,000 lives per year.
As a leader in women’s healthcare, you can trust ARA to separate the truth from the myths and guide you toward the best treatments.
Myths & Truths
Our Eye is on Prevention
Risks for Breast Cancer
The strongest risk factor is age. As women get older, breast cancer risk increases.
Risk: Being Female
99% of all breast cancer cases occur in women.
Inherited changes in certain genes increase breast cancer risk.
Risk: Family History
Women with a close relative who has had breast cancer have a higher risk.
Risk: Breast Density
Women with more glandular and connective tissue as compared to fat in the breast are at higher risk.
Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer
Women 40 and over should have a mammogram once a year.
All women should be aware of how to examine their breasts and report any changes to a health professional.
Get Regular Breast Exams
In addition to mammograms, women should have regular breast exams with their health care provider.
Overweight or obese women are at a higher risk.
Exercise helps control weight and may lower the risk of breast cancer.
Listen to the Good News
Since 1990, mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 40 %
For every 1,000 women who have a screening mammogram.
100 are recalled for further screening.
20 are recommended for biopsy.
5 are recalled for further screening.
With 17 convenient locations, extended hours, and a full range of women’s imaging services, you’re never far from an appointment or care. ARA gives you the focus you deserve, from screenings to accurate and timely results to treatments.