Early Detection Saves Lives

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and GMC is proud to support such an important initiative to save lives and spread the word about the importance of having a yearly mammogram. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, but the good news is that with early detection, the 5-year survival rate for early stage diagnosis is 98%.  Early detection is the key to preventing and successfully treating breast cancer, so it is important to know the facts about screenings.

A woman should have clinical breast exams (CBE) once every 3 years if they are between the ages 20 and 39, and annually beginning at age 40. The American Cancer Society recommends a mammogram every 1 to 2 years starting at age 40, but it is important to discuss frequency with your doctor.

GMC offers several convenient locations in Lawrenceville, Duluth and Hamilton Mill, so women can call 678-312-3444 to schedule a mammogram.


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