1 in 229 women under the age of 40 are at risk for developing breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women do not have mammograms before the age of 40. The recommendation is based on concerns about the effects of radiation exposure at an early age and because younger women tend to have dense breast tissue.
However, 10% of all breast cancers are diagnosed in women under the age of 45. This means that every year 20,000 women under the age of 45 are diagnosed with breast cancer before undergoing any effective breast cancer screening.
The sensitivity, accuracy and immediacy of SureTouch combined with the fact that the exam is radiation free makes SureTouch the right choice for younger women. In addition, unlike a manual CBE, SureTouch exams are digitally stored for future reference. This allows younger women to develop a breast health baseline with their first exam.