Early Detection Saves Lives

On behalf of the Law Offices of Joseph A Romano, P.C. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.


In last week's blog, we wrote about the history of breast cancer awareness and how its has grown in the past years. In this post, we would like to dive into a more health related topic to increase awareness.  

While raising funds to find new cures for breast cancer, its also important we focus on the original message, “early detection saves lives”. 

In 1985, the results of a national insurance company’s risk assessment survey on cancer was released. The data uncovered that surviving breast cancer was immeasurably improved when diagnosed at the earliest stages.  For the first time in history, women were encouraged to take control of their health by seeking mammograms as part of an annual check-up. 

Early detection is still considered the best defense to prevent death from breast cancer. Below we have shared a few facts from the American Cancer Society. 

Guidelines for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer

  • Women ages 40-44 should should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so.
  • Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
  • All women should be familiar with the known benefits, limitations, and potential harms linked to breast cancer screening. 

For some women – because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors like extremely dense breast tissue that is obscure to image – should be screened with MRI's and/or ultra sound driven sonograms along with mammograms.

Self-exams are encouraged as a safe method to detect and monitor changes in the way breasts normally look and feel. If you have never done one or need some tips? Check out the link below from the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 

If you think there has been any breast changes, make sure to report it right away to a doctor or health provider and talk about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you. 

If you’re looking for more information regarding mammograms and self-exams. Check out the links below to stay aware and stay one step ahead of your health.  

Mammogram Information Graphic

Breast Self-Exam Information

General Breast Cancer Information



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