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According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, thanks to increased awareness and promising new tests and treatments, survival rates are on the rise.
The Norton Healthcare Breast Health Program is here to serve women in Louisville, Southern Indiana and the surrounding region. We offer a full range of breast cancer diagnostic screenings and support services — providing personalized guidance to women with an increased risk of the disease.
Learn more about breast cancer below, including the signs, symptoms and risk factors. To make an appointment with a skilled specialist, call (502) 629-HOPE (4673).
According to the American Cancer Society, common risk factors for developing breast cancer include:
Other risks factors may include:
Preventing breast cancer begins with living a healthy lifestyle. While some risk factors, including a family history of breast cancer, cannot be changed, the following lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk:
The most common sign of breast cancer is a new lump or mass in the breast or underarm area. Sometimes breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes even before the original tumor is large enough to be felt. Other symptoms may include:
Remember, 80% of all detected breast lumps are not cancerous and present no health risk. If you find a breast lump, contact your primary care physician or gynecologist for a complete evaluation.
Because a mammogram can detect the disease in its early stages, it is your best defense against breast cancer.
The Norton Healthcare Breast Health Program offers advanced, up-to-date breast screening technologies for breast cancer screenings. To schedule your mammogram, call (502) 485-4700 or visit NortonHealthcare.com/Mammography.
If you don’t know which type of mammogram is best for you, or if it’s possible you are pregnant, call (502) 259-7465 to speak with a breast health navigator.
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