Breast Cancer Screenings
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Schedule your breast cancer screening today!
Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Preventive exams like mammograms may help to identify breast cancer early which can save lives. When breast cancer is detected early and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%*
Why are breast cancer screenings important?
Breast cancer screenings with mammograms are important to help detect early signs of breast cancer.
When should you get a mammogram?
Women ages 50 to 74 who are at average risk for breast cancer should get a mammogram at least every two years. Women ages 40 to 49 and women with certain risk factors should talk to their doctor about when to start and how often to get a mammogram.
Check your Personal Action Plan to see if you’re due for a mammogram or any other important health screenings.Review your Personal Action Plan
*American Cancer Society
New Gyn Oncology Specialty
Kaiser Permanente now offers Gyn Oncology (female cancer services) as of October 2021! This suite of highly specialized services now gives you complete access to women’s cancer care, services that are often too few and far between across the country.
Our board-certified Gyn Oncologists, Paul Mayor, MD and Adam Pyrzak, MD, MS, FAGOC, will care for you if you have ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers. If you need these services, please talk to your Kaiser Permanente care team.
Other women’s health topics
Learn more about a wide variety of common women’s health topics and related services here.