Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Every month, News 13 reminds viewers to do a contact check.
Each month on the 13th is our way of reminding viewers to check for bumps in their breasts. You know your body better than anyone. Early detection saves lives. If you find a lump, call your doctor.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States. Health experts say you should get screened, checked for lumps and have a mammogram from age 40. Doctors say people with a family history should make screening a top priority, when taken early enough the cure rate could be as high as 99%.
Prevention is essential. There are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States
The Bay Radiology Women’s Imaging Center sponsors this segment on a monthly basis.
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