Newswise — Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed among women in the United States. In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among women, as well as an estimated 2,140 cases among men. The seriousness of breast cancer is strongly influenced by what stage the disease is in when first diagnosed. Mammograms can usually identify an abnormal breast lump as much as two years before you can detect it in a self-exam.
The American Cancer Society recommends that all women have at least one baseline screening mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40. At 40, women should begin to have a mammogram once a year. In addition, women who are 40 or older and have risk factors, should discuss an appropriate screening program with their doctor.
Malcom Doyle, MD is a board-certified and fellowship trained radiologist, focusing exclusively on breast imaging and has been practicing for the past 18 years. He completed his fellowship and residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio and a Medical Doctorate from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Doyle currently is a partner with Toledo Radiological Associates serving ProMedica Toledo Hospital, ProMedica Flower Hospital and ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. For more information, visit www.promedica.org.