This sponsored Breast Cancer article was provided by RWJBarnabas Health.
With the holidays approaching, October and breast cancer awareness month already seem like a distant memory. Long behind us are the 5Ks and fundraising galas, and everything pink has faded to the background to make way for seasonal décor. But just because breast cancer awareness month has come and gone this year, it doesn’t mean women should forget about their annual mammogram screening.
In fact, now more than ever it’s just as important for women, ages 40 and over, to make their appointments today. Breast cancer doesn’t know April from June, or December from January, which is why it can strike at any time.
Early Detection Saves Lives. When breast cancer is caught early, the prognosis is often excellent. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer found early and confined to the breast is 99 percent.
If you still need further convincing, think about some of these facts:
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- In 2017, it is estimated that there will be 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer. (American Cancer Society.)
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, this year an estimated 2,470 cases will be diagnosed in men. Approximately 40,610 women and 460 men are expected to die from breast cancer in 2017. (American Cancer Society)
- Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member who has been diagnosed with the disease.
Easy Access to Care
RWJBarnabas Health is making it easy to schedule that annual mammogram this holiday season, and we offer many convenient locations and expert facilities and clinicians to ensure each and every patient is receiving the very best, high quality care. Visit rwjbh.org/mammo today.
Your Breast Care Experience with RWJBarnabas Health
At RWJBarnabas Health, we treat more patients with breast cancer than anyone in New Jersey. We offer the best in breast cancer treatment, including state of the art technology, the latest diagnostic services, breast health information and a multidisciplinary team of specialists to facilitate evaluation, coordinated treatment and follow up care. From routine screenings to the latest technology, including 3D mammography, you’ll benefit from a team of rigorously trained radiologists and breast surgeons who work together to ensure that you have the best possible outcome.
Our programs are nationally accredited and certified. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that delivers coordinated care based on a strategic and personalized treatment plan, the RWJBarnabas Health medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, breast care specialists, breast surgeons, certified oncology nurses and social workers work together to create individualized treatment plans to provide the highest-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Why Mammograms Save Lives
Mammography is widely recognized as the “gold standard” in detecting breast cancer. It is recommended that women begin an annual mammogram at age 40 and men at the advice of their physician.
Schedule your Mammogram Appointment Today
Schedule your appointment today by calling one of the RWJBarnabas Health facilities below or visiting rwjbh.org/mammo.
– Breast Care Connection at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick: 732-253-3928
– The Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, Livingston: 973-322-7888
– Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville: 973-450-4161
– Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center at Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City: 201-915-2400
– The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark: 973-926-7466
– Imaging Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway: 844-795-4968
– Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch: 732-923-7700
– Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, Lakewood: 732-923-7700
– Sanofi US Breast Care Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Somerville: 908-704-3740
– The Women’s Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton: 609-584-6400
– Women’s Imaging Center at Community Medical Center, Toms River: 732-557-8150
Let’s beat breast cancer together.