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Mammogram Of The Future

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Getting a mammogram may be intimidating for some, but new technology is helping to make the process a little smoother.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – It’s a decision that may change your life. And, save it. Getting a mammogram may be intimidating for some, but now new technology is helping to make the process a little smoother and a lot less complicated. 

It may look intimidating and sound uncomfortable. But, Dr. Tonya Roker-Davis says the new 3D mammography exam is more accurate and precise at detecting breast cancer than a 2D mammogram.

According to the United States Cancer Institute, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

Dr. Roker-Davis says early screening can find lumps, or give a patient peace of mind, reducing the need for a callback.

So how does it work? The machine can capture 30-90 images of the breast in one session. Dr. Roker-Davis says you should get your first mammogram at age 40, unless you have a history of breast cancer in your family – in that case you should get screened earlier.  

As the Bahamas and the world recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month during the month of October, Family Medicine Center is offering a mammogram special at $100 plus VAT.

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