Say Know to Breast Cancer

Say Know to Breast Cancer

Knowledge really is power. Research confirms that breast cancer, when diagnosed and treated early, can be successfully treated. In fact, the five-year survival rate is now 100 percent. Every patient whose breast cancer is diagnosed and treated at the earliest stage survives. The breast health facts below empower men and women with the information they need to Say Know to Breast Cancer.


Monthly Breast Self Exam

Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump.

Learn How to Perform a Monthly Breast Self Exam (BSE)

Clinical Breast Exam

A comprehensive breast health appointment includes a mammogram and a clinical breast exam (CBE) performed by a health care provider.

Learn More About the Importance of a Clinical Breast Exam

Healthy Lifestyle Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

You CAN reduce your risk of breast cancer by making healthy decisions. Maintain a healthy weight. Stay active. Eat fruits and vegetables. Don't smoke. Limit alcohol.

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Screening Mammogram

Screening mammography is covered 100 percent by most insurances and government-funded health coverage. If you don't have medical coverage, you may be eligible for a mammography scholarship.

Learn More About Mammograms

Men Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Annually in the U.S. over 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Learn More About Breast Cancer in Men

Say Know to Breast Cancer

When breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is 100 percent. Early detection really is the best protection.

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Breast Cancer Survival Rates Have Increased

Breast cancer deaths have been declining over the last 25 years due to increased awareness and screenings, and improved treatments.

Learn More About Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

50 percent of Breast Cancer Not Genetic or Environmental

Genetic and environmental factors can be associated with breast cancer, but over 50% those diagnosed don't demonstrate either factor.

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BRCA1 BRCA2 Genetic Testing

The Breast Center at Floyd provides genetic testing and counseling, which can identify women with a higher probability of having breast cancer in their lifetime because they carry certain mutated or altered genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2

Learn About Genetic Testing

Genetic Factors Breast Cancer

Genetic factors associated with breast cancer include gender, age, race, family history and personal health history.

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Breast Cancer 10 to 15 Percent Genetic

Ten to 15 percent of all breast cancer is inherited, which is why The Breast Center at Floyd is a leader in genetic testing and counseling.

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Benign Tumors Malignant Tumors Breast Cancer

There are two types of breast tumors: benign tumors, which are noncancerous and may not need to be removed, and malignant tumors, which are cancerous and are typically removed.

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Speak with a Breast Advocate

Our Breast Health Advocates are here to encourage, inspire and educate. They are available to offer support and speak one-on-one or to a group regarding breast health education.

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Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammogram

It is recommended that women over 40 have an annual mammogram.

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Diagnostic Mammogram

A diagnostic mammogram is designed for women who have symptoms of breast disease, have detected a change in their breast tissue or have a family history of breast disease.

Learn More About Diagnostic Mammograms

Breast Center at Floyd Make Appointment

The Breast Center is nationally renowned for our quality and commitment to patients.

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Clinical Breast Exam All Women Breast Center Floyd

A clinical breast exam is an important complement to mammography in the earlier detection of breast cancer. Our specially trained providers use this tool to determine if your breasts or underarms show any abnormalities, such as a lump.

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Breast Health Exams, Breast Center at Floyd

The Breast Center at Floyd recommends a three-step approach to breast health: monthly self-exam and annual clinical breast exams beginning at age 20 and annual screening mammograms beginning at age 40.

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Mobile Mammography Floyd

The Breast Center at Floyd has a state-of-the-art Mobile Mammography Coach designed to make advanced services in breast health care conveniently accessible for all women in Northwest Georgia.

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Breast Center Empowers Women

The Breast Center at Floyd empowers women by providing complete breast care beginning with education and continuing with screening, diagnostics and rapid results.

Learn About Our Know in 24 Rapid Results 

Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths

African-American women have a higher death rate from breast cancer, which can be dramatically reduced through screening, follow-up and treatment after diagnosis.

Learn About the Screening Guidelines for Breast Cancer

Clinical Breast Exam

The Breast Center at Floyd conducts more than 5,000 clinical breast exams annually. Clinical breast exams provide an important complement to mammography.

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How Many Mammograms Annually The Breast Center

The Breast Center at Floyd conducts over 16,000 mammograms each year.

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Mobile Mammography Coach The Breast Center

More than 2,500 mammograms are performed annually on The Breast Center at Floyd''s mobile mammography coach.

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Genetic Testing The Breast Center

More than 250 women make their power play each year by undergoing genetic testing at The Breast Center at Floyd.

Learn About Genetic Testing