3 pressing mammogram questions, answered

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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This article is sponsored by Gonzaba Medical Group. 

Preventative care is key in the battle against breast cancer, and new technology can help detect some problems faster. 

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have answers to some of your mammogram questions.

At what age do I need to get a mammogram?

If you are 40 years old, you need to get a mammogram until the age of 75.

Breast cancer risk starts increasing around age 40. 

How often do I need a mammogram?

You should have a mammogram each year if you are at least 40 years old. 

Having an annual mammogram will help detect breast cancer at the earliest stage. It helps reduce the risk of dying prematurely of breast cancer.

Should I have a 3D mammogram?

First, you should talk to your doctor if you need a 3D mammogram. The benefit of having a 3D mammogram can result in fewer false-positive results.

3-D mammography is available at Gonzaba Medical Group clinics. 

For more information, visit choosegonzaba.com or call 210-899-5731. 

About the Author:

Kiersten has been a Digital Content Creator with KSAT12 since 2017. She graduated from Texas State University with an electronic media degree and previously worked for the Spurs Sports & Entertainment.