The lay health advisors in small communities can help the frequent use mammography to show signs of breast cancer. This means that health advisors and doctors of small communities insist on and send their patients to obtain a mammogram. African-American, Latino, Native American, and low-income women lack the knowledge and the means to obtain a mammogram. Regular mammograms and clinical breast exams can reduce mortality form this disease. These women tend to fall into the category of high-risk for breast cancer because they don’t know, or can’t get a mammogram.
Breast cancer survival rate depends on early detection. The use mammography will help detect prognosis factors of such as tumor size, receptor status, number of lymph nodes, and age and use of adjuvant therapy. Without a mammogram these become unknown factors and make the breast cancer that much harder to combat successfully. Whereas the use mammography helps determine such things and brings a better understanding to the doctors as to how best to eliminate the breast cancer.
To better understand the use mammography we need to look at what they are designed to do, and how they work. The mammography uses special x-rays to look at the density of the breasts and these x-rays are looking through tissue not bone, and that makes them a special machine. The x-ray is a light radio wave that passes through the tissue to form an image on photographic film. The film is developed and sent to a radiologist who then deciphers the film to locate any abnormalities. Use mammography is then sent to your doctor for a proper diagnosis. Your doctor will prescribe a mammogram every year from the age of 40-70. Yes, women can get breast cancer in their 70’s but chances are rare, and the woman will probably obtain a different kind of disease.
So use mammography is a great detection agent to deciphering if the patient has any abnormalities or cancerous tumors. The earlier and more frequent a woman obtains a mammogram the better chances of survival she has, and the more informed she can be. Low-income and racial minorities must also take some responsibility in finding out when there are free mammograms available, and they should be talking with their health practitioner for advice on when and where to obtain a mammogram.
The goal of every woman is to use mammography for early detection of breast cancer, and the earlier this cancer is caught the more the woman will become cancer free, and become a cancer survivor. The low-income, and racial minority health advocates, must understand that these women need mammograms. Use mammography as a top priority of women’s health issues. Success is possible with knowledge and educating our young, our friends, and our families. Breast cancer doesn’t have to be the death of our women; use mammography.