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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Dr. Kerri Harting, St. Luke'sLife is made of moments. Spending time with loved ones. Making meals with friends. Sharing great belly laughs. We live for moments like these, and we all desire to have more of them. So, making wise choices about your health is essential.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States. However, the chances of successful treatment can be increased by catching it in the early stages of development. When cancer is caught early, it’s less likely to spread to other parts of the body. This increases treatment options and saves lives. That’s why taking a moment for your annual mammogram is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

St. Luke’s is On Your Side
St. Luke’s now uses digital 3D mammography, the latest in breast cancer screening technology. Where a 2D mammogram takes only two pictures of each breast, a 3D mammogram takes 15. This provides a three-dimensional image, making any abnormalities easier to identify.

Due to the increased amount of pictures taken, 3D mammography reduces the number of callbacks needed for additional pictures. It is also proven to detect more-invasive breast cancers than standard 2D mammograms.

Invest in your health and take a moment to schedule your annual mammogram today. To schedule your appointment call 218.249.5593 or find a location nearest you.