Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any other type of cancer except for skin cancer. It is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. At Sutter, we offer comprehensive breast cancer screening, detection and treatment throughout the greater Sacramento region.
A breast self-exam should be part of your monthly health care routine, and you should visit your doctor if you experience breast changes. If you're over 40 or at a high risk for the disease, you should also have an annual mammogram and physical exam by a doctor. The earlier breast cancer is found and diagnosed, the better your chances of beating it.
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When you see the American College of Radiology (ACR) gold seal, you can rest assured that your imaging test will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety.