The latest study into the use of mammography again brings the issue of breast cancer screening to the forefront, and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and Memorial Family of Services welcome that continued discussion.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, and mammography is a widely used screening tool to detect these cancers. This study does not dispute that point, but instead raises questions about when mammograms are appropriate – a point that has been raised in the past. The decision to have a mammogram is an intensely personal one. Memorial’s dedicated physicians are aware of this ongoing discussion and will continue to gather all relevant information to ensure every woman makes an informed decision.
Memorial offers this service because it is the right thing to do for our community. Whether mammography is the appropriate course for everyone is a decision each woman must make in consultation with her physician.