Regular Screenings Increase Breast Cancer Survival Rate

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, but early detection and treatment greatly reduces the risk of death. With a digital mammography machine and experienced radiology techs, Kearney County Health Services makes it simple to schedule regular mammograms.

“One of the biggest benefits that we have here is women come in for their annual physical and they can get their mammogram that day. They don’t have to schedule it as a separate visit. That’s a big benefit because they don’t have to come back, they can just do it all when they’re here,” Mammography Technologist Sarah Halkyard said. “And it’s a preventive service so it’s covered by insurance.”

Breast cancer affects women of all demographics and more than 90 percent of people with breast cancer have no family history of the disease. Getting regular mammograms reduces the risk of breast cancer death by 63 percent. 
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