At the age of 32 and only four months removed from her wedding day, Jessica Thomas and her husband Jamie couldn't have been prepared for the news they were about to receive. Jessica had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In Jessica's own words, "It was a shock, because everyone had told me, 'Oh, it's nothing, it's probably nothing, you're young, and it's probably nothing.'" Fortunately, Jessica's story is a happy one — one of survival.
Mammogram Screenings Save Lives
Current rates suggest that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives. Early detection of breast cancer is key to survival — and the American Cancer Society reports that getting a high-quality mammogram screening and having a clinical breast exam on a regular basis are the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early.
It's certainly a travesty when families like Jessica's have to go through the fear, sadness and uncertainty of a breast cancer diagnosis. Getting a regular mammogram screening greatly increases your chances of turning that story of sadness into a story of survival.
Schedule Your Digital Mammography Today
Digital mammography at Texas Health gives our physicians better visibility of the breast, particularly near the skin line, chest wall and in women with dense breast tissue. Digital images are also helpful for women with implants and for imaging patients with known abnormalities.
Please take a few minutes to schedule your appointment. It's quick, easy and potentially life-saving.