While you’re out buying candy and carving pumpkins this month, you might see more pink ribbons than usual. That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a full 31 days dedicated to the worldwide spread of information regarding breast cancer screenings and treatments.
The importance of early breast cancer detection
Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women. While the treatment of breast cancer has improved dramatically over the last decade, early detection has always been the most successful way to fight back.
In fact, women diagnosed with breast cancer in its earliest stages (stages IIA, IIB, and IIIA) have a 93% higher chance of survival in the first five years.
How mammography machines help with early detection
People everywhere have started to fully realize the importance of checking themselves for the physical signs of breast cancer, such as lumps. However, signs discovered during a self-exam are actually indicators of breast cancer in its later stages.
While it’s better to check than to not check at all, a lump typically means that the cancer has likely already spread, which will make it much more difficult to treat.
However, mammography machines can detect breast cancer long before its physical signs become noticeable. By helping doctors discover breast cancer early on, mammography machines give patients the opportunity to avoid aggressive chemotherapy treatments. In the fight against breast cancer, mammography machines are imperative.
Why choose our mammography machines
All Star X-ray supplies top-quality mammography machines that can adapt to the needs of your practice. Our two featured mammography machines can detect breast cancer in its earlier stages and help you save lives.
Planmed Nuance Excel
The Planmed Nuance Excel mammography machine is the most light-weight biopsy unit in today’s market. Its motorized compression feature allows for manual fine-tuning, and its database simplifies the editing, archiving, backup, review, and maintenance of patient records. With side access patient positioning and advanced technology, the Planmed Nuance Excel promotes optimal results and patient comfort.
Planmed Sophie Classic
The compact, lightweight, and portable Planmed Sophi Classic has a patient-friendly, ergonomic design. Physicians can easily adjust the machine to their preferences and retrofit features such as the guide, camera, and breast positioning system.
How up-to-date is your mammography machine?
If you’re looking to update or provide maintenance to your mammography machines, All Star X-ray is here to help. No matter what kind of imaging machines you need, you can always call our experts at 866-381-4079 or contact us online. We’re located in the DFW Metroplex and have provided superior products and service for more than 18 years. Your image is our business.