The William and Martha Johns Diagnostic Center at AMMC offers the latest digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and bone densitometry as part of our commitment to provide quality, compassionate healthcare.
An estimated 400,000 women in Arkansas have never had a mammogram. The American Cancer Society cites breast cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer after skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. In addition to self-exams, the national Centers for Disease Control estimates that early detection through screening mammograms can reduce mortality from breast cancer by approximately 20-35 percent in women aged 50-69, and approximately 20 percent in women aged 40-49. Breast cancer is not exclusive to women and can occur with men as well. Although breast cancer is 100 times more common in women, cases in men are usually detected between the ages of 60 and 70. The condition, however, can develop in men of any age.
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