GREENSBORO, NC -- October is breast cancer awareness month, and Triad health professionals are encouraging both women and men to get life-saving information about resources in our community.
The Breast Center of Greensboro Imaging is one of those resources, which features some of the most advanced technology for screenings. Doctors Randy Jackson and Drew Davis say 3D radiography allows them to detect concerning masses earlier and more accurately.
The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) recommends every woman 40 and older get an annual mammogram. SBI statistics show since regular mammography started in the U.S. in the 1980s, deaths from breast cancer have dropped 35 percent.
Cathy Rhodes, who performs mammograms at the Breast Center of Greensboro, said there are many misplaced fears about mammograms. Some women have heard mammograms hurt or will give them information they don't want to hear. She said a normal mammogram takes no longer than five minutes and might cause slight, momentary discomfort but not pain.
The Breast Center of Greensboro Imaging is located at 1002 N. Church St. in suite 401. It's open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Monday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.