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Breast Cancer

Mammography

Women over age 50 should have a annual mammogram. Mammography can help detect tumors and help save the lives of women in this age group. The following numbers will give you information on FDA certified mammography centers near you.

Call the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern 1-800-332-8615 TTY The Cancer Information Service

Para localizer un centre de mamografia certificado por la FDA llame al telefono 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. hora del Este 1-800-332-8615 TTY The Cancer Information Service

A message from Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD):

Our health is our greatest gift. As women we have the responsibility to ensure that we are in the best of health for our lovedh is to fight breast cancer by having a yearly mam ones as well as for ourselves. One way to maintain our healtmogram.

All women are at risk of developing breast cancer, and that risk increases as we grow older. It is vital that you have a mammogram every year. A mammogram is a life saver because it can find breast cancer early. When breast cancer is found early, the chances of survival are as high as 95 percent!

If you have never had a mammogram, please contact my office (202-224-4654) for a brochure which addresses concerns that some women have about mammograms. Please call your physician today to schedule a mammogram. If you are a Maryland resident and cost is a problem for you, please call 1-800-477-9774 to find a free/low-cost program in your area.

If you have already had a mammogram or have had breast cancer, you still need to have a mammogram once a year. A mammogram will find a lump up to two years before you could feel it. Remember we must never stop taking care of our health -- no matter what our age.

Finding breast cancer early and getting prompt treatment is the key to maintaining good health. I cannot urge you enough to get a yearly mammogram. It can save your life.

Sincerely,

Barbara A. Mikulski
United States Senate