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Breast Cancer: 7 Facts You Should Know

Breast cancer affects both men and women and is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.

What you can do:

1. Know family history of breast (and other) cancer.
2. Starting at age 40, get an annual mammogram, earlier if you are high risk. Have a clinical breast exam done every year.
3. Perform self-breast exams at home to check for irregularities.
4. Maintain a healthy weight – being overweight increases risk of developing cancers.
5. Eat a healthy diet consisting of numerous vegetables and fruits.
6. Limit alcohol consumption – 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women.
7. Visit your health care provider to obtain a mammogram prescription.

Somerset Hospital's new digital mammography unit produces sharp, accurate images and reduces the need to wait for film development. It also provides a greater level of cushioning making the test much more comfortable. If you would like to schedule a mammogram or have questions about this important breast health screening, contact Somerset Hospital at 814-443-5315.

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