Breast Cancer Prevention is Important

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There are risk factors that are under your control. The foods you eat and the toxins that you choose to put in your body is an area within your control. The obvious toxins tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption can be eliminated, as they are associated with so many cancers and disease processes in our bodies.

Obesity, a diet high in saturated fats, lack of exercise, and environmental pollutants are also linked to the development of breast cancer. Radiation exposure (in levels much higher than mammography requires for screening) has deleterious effects on normal cellular function. Free radical formation is thought to be at the root of the aforementioned factors and therefore, vitamins, antioxidants, and a healthy lifestyle are certainly an option for those who choose to be proactive.

All women may want to adopt these strategies since they are all, by virtue of being female, at risk. The incidence of breast cancer has increased over the past 25 years from 1 in 15 to 1 in 8. Certainly our lifestyles have been altered during that time period and we have the power to alter them in a positive manner. 

This form is for a routine screening mammogram only.

Time for your routine, annual mammogram? Request an appointment time by filling out the email form below. A Bon Secours representative will respond to your request at the phone number or email you provide within the next 2-4 business days to confirm your appointment.

If you meet any of the following criteria, please consult with your physician directly to set an order for a diagnostic exam with one of our breast centers:

  • Have a serious breast problem.
  • Are under the age of 35.
  • Have a personal history of breast cancer.
  • Are back for the first mammogram after having breast surgery for any abnormal condition.
  • Are having a follow-up mammogram less than 12 months from your most recent normal mammogram.

If none of these conditions apply to you please fill out the form below.

If you'd rather call you can reach us directly at 757-398-2316 or toll-free at 1-866-878-9488.

*Appointments are available on selected Saturdays at Bon Secours Harbour View and Bon Secours DePaul.