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This October, join Med Center Health in the fight against breast cancer and Take the Pink Pledge. Schedule your mammogram and encourage the women in your life to do the same. Mammograms can help find breast cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most successful.


 
Schedule your mammogram today.
Screening mammograms can be scheduled at the following Med Center Health locations.  A physician’s order is required.

The Medical Center at Albany
606-387-8000

The Medical Center at Bowling Green or Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging
270-745-1199 or 1-800-231-9621

The Medical Center at Caverna
270-786-2191

The Medical Center at Franklin
270-598-4899

The Medical Center at Scottsville
270-622-2872

One Woman's Breast Cancer Journey 
Angie Essenpreis' breast cancer journey began with a mammogram in 2015 that would save her life. Angie shares her story to encourage others.

 
 Cancer Survivor Angie Essenpreis

About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among U.S. women. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 40,610 women will die from breast cancer in 2017. Doctors agree that breast cancer screening saves lives. Below are the most recent guidelines from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

How Often?
According to the ACR, women at average risk for breast cancer should have annual mammograms starting at age 40. Although different guidelines from American Cancer Society suggest that women may switch to having a mammogram every other year at age 55, the ACR and radiologists at The Medical Center recommend continued annual screening. Women at high risk for breast cancer may need more frequent screening. You may be at high risk, for example, if you have a mother, sister or daughter with breast cancer. Studies show that breast cancer risk increases with age.

Discuss Screening With Your Doctor
The ACR guidelines aren’t a one-size-fits-all recommendation. Ask your doctor about the benefits and potential harms of breast cancer screening. Your doctor can help you decide the best screening schedule for you.

Learn More About Breast Cancer
Check out our Health Library to boost your breast cancer knowledge.