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Your Guide to Understanding Breast Imaging

In 2019, nearly 300 thousand women in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. That’s about 1 in 8 women. Though death rates have been decreasing since 1989, breast cancer remains the deadliest cancer after lung cancer.

While screening cannot prevent breast cancer, it can help detect it early, when it’s easiest to treat. Each imaging test has its own unique set of benefits. Understanding which screening tests are right for you can help ensure accuracy, and lower the risk of late detection in cases where cancer is present.

From breast cancer prevalence rates to the most common ways breast lumps are detected, understand which breast imaging tests are best for you with this infographic.

If you have questions about which screening test is right for you, or would like to better understand the possible benefits and risks, talk to your doctor.

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