Minnesota Senator and former Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has a message for Americans: Don’t ignore routine medical exams even during a pandemic.
Klobuchar was diagnosed with breast cancer in February, received a lumpectomy and radiation, and is now cancer-free.
She considers herself lucky and admits she should have gotten her scheduled screening despite the pandemic.
“Right now, thousands of women have undetected breast cancer,” she said. “Get those screenings. Go in, get a mammogram.”
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect time to schedule your mammogram.
“Since March 2020, nearly 400 of our patients missed their appointments,” said Lead Mammographer Amy Robinson. “Delaying or avoiding necessary treatments can put your health at risk.”
Early detection is key to preventing and fighting breast cancer. The American College of Radiology recommends women begin routine annual mammograms at 40.
Our 3D Mammography provides patients with the highest quality of breast imagining. The detailed 3D images help detect masses and/or lesions more clearly and are superior for women with dense breast tissue.
Be sure to encourage your loved ones — mother, sister, daughter, friend — to keep up with their healthcare needs.
SMC’s Diagnostic Imaging is accredited in Mammography by the American College of Radiology.
To schedule a mammogram, call 888-707-7621. To learn more about our 3D mammography, take the quiz at smc.health/services/mammography/.