Mammograms Help Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Mortality
Dignity Health director of women's imaging urges women to get a mammogram during National Women's Health Week.
A recent study found that more than half of women surveyed who have not had a mammogram, admitted they do not plan to have a mammogram in the near future. The results are disturbing given an estimated 230,000 new breast cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2016. The study of women over 40, commissioned by Dignity Health, confirms that misconceptions about mammograms continue to influence a woman’s decision to schedule an appointment for a breast cancer screening.
Dr. Daniel Herron, director of women’s imaging at Mercy Imaging Centers, was interviewed by Tina Macuha, anchor for Good Day Sacramento. He discussed the benefits of mammograms and encouraged women to get a mammogram during National Women’s Health Week which starts on Mother’s Day. National Women’s Health Week is focused on empowering women to make their health a priority.