According to CDC, early detection of breast cancer will help to improve the treatment options, chances for successful treatment, and most importantly, survival. American Cancer Society Guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer suggest three types of examinations: annual mammograms and clinical breast examinations and monthly breast self-examination.
For woman age 20 and older - Conduct monthly breast self-examinations, and have clinical breast examinations at least every 3 years.
For those age 40 and older - Conduct monthly breast self-examinations, and have clinical breast examinations at every year, and have annual mammogram.
For women under age 40 with a family history of breast cancer and other concerns about their personal risk should consult a trained medical professional about risk assessment and when to begin screening mammography.
With early detection, breast cancer survival rate is 98%.
The Vietnamese American Community Center mammogram screening program is sponsored by The Rose Clinic to the uninsured women who do not have any type of insurance. There are 3 screening schedule for 2012: April 21, August 13, and December 17.