Self Exams Are Not Replacements For Mammograms

Annual mammograms are recommended for women starting at age 40 as part of early detection for breast cancer. Monthly self exams can also aid in detecting breast cancer, but they should be done in addition to clinical mammograms, not in place of them. By the time cancer can be felt during a self exam, it’s likely already at an advanced stage.

Breast surgeon Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit and the CHI St. Vincent Breast Center in Little Rock stand ready to provide compassionate care to all women facing breast cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. “The biggest thing is that we work together as a team and we offer comprehensive care for breast health,” said Dr. Prasertvit.

Every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, but annual mammograms and routine self exams increase the likelihood of early detection. To learn more about the importance of clinical mammograms, visit the CHI St. Vincent Breast Center.