The incidence of breast cancer in young women is increasing.
Today, 1 in 229 women under the age of 40 are at risk for developing breast cancer, and increasingly younger women are seeking screening.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women do not have mammograms before the age of 40. This is because radiation exposure to women at an early age is dangerous – it’s been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer – and mammograms a very inaccurate with the dense breasts of younger women.
In 2017, 10% of all breast cancers will be diagnosed in women under the age of 45. This means that this year 20,000 young women under the age of 45 will be diagnosed with breast cancer, before they ever had a chance at early detection of their cancers.
SureTouch is a great screening exam for younger women. SureTouch is accurate in young women, has no radiation danger, and is painless and easy, and can begin a lifetime and lifesaving habit of regular screening and self-protection.