Second only to non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting women. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we invite you to take a look at our newly overhauled breast health resources online. In addition to updating all of our breast health information, we’ve also been making strides and medical advancements in how we diagnose breast cancer.
Emory is one of only three centers in the world using innovative breast imaging technology, dedicated breast CT, to gather information that would require 300 mammograms to collect. With the use of dedicated breast CT, doctors are hoping to reduce the number of false positives and make more accurate diagnoses from the technology’s ability to take over 300 pictures in just ten seconds.
Dedicated breast CT is used to help diagnose breast cancer in its early stages, when treatment is more likely to eradicate the cancer. Breast cancer death rates have dropped since the 1990s, mostly due to increased early detection and improvements in treatment. Early detection and awareness are two of our most valuable tools when it comes to fighting the battle against breast cancer.
Please remind a female friend or family member to schedule their routine breast health check-up. To schedule an appointment for breast imaging, please call: 404-778-PINK (404-778-7465)