COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Approximately one in eight women will face the risk of breast cancer. That's why doctors continue to recommend regular screenings for early detection.
Dr. Andrea Cole of Columbus Regional Health joins us to discuss the importance of early detection and screenings.
One of the most effective ways that women can prevent breast cancer is to get annual screenings, which starts at the age of 40. However, if you have a family history of breast cancer it is recommended that you begin screenings 10 years before the age that family member was diagnosed.
Columbus Regional offers a new screening tool called Digital Breast Homosynthesis which offers 3D mammograms. It is offered at no additional cost to the patient.
Watch the video for more details.