October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The month of October serves as an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities. During this campaign, the goal is to increase awareness of the disease, encourage women to get their annual mammograms and raise funds for research.
Mammogram Programs in October
SimonMed Imaging – 866-614-8555
- Screening $30
- Ultrasound $75
- Diagnostic $125
- DEXA $35
Akumin – www.akumin.com
- Screening $85
- MRI $400
- Diagnostic Bilateral $125
- Unilateral Diagnostic $100
- Ultrasound Bilateral $150
- Ultrasound Unilateral $75
- DEXA $50
Clermont Radiology – 352-241-6100
- Screening Free for self-pay patients
- 2D Diagnostic with ultrasound $225
- 3D Diagnostic with ultrasound $300
Orlando Health Imaging Centers – 407-331-9355
- Any mammogram $60
Lake Medical Imaging – 866-365-0777
- Screening mammogram $135
AdventHealth Imaging – 407-303-2273
- Screening mammogram $147
Emery Medical Solutions – 407-628-9100
- Screening mammogram $60
Disclaimer: This list does not guarantee the price at the location, and patients must confirm at the location.
What is Breast Cancer?
The American Cancer Society describes breast cancer as when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form tumors that can often be seen on a radiology test or felt as a lump(s). If the tumor is malignant or cancerous, the cells may grow into surrounding tissues and spread to other areas of the body. Fortunately, most lumps in the breasts are benign, which means they are not cancerous or life-threatening.
The risk of getting breast cancer grows with age and is primarily found in women aged 55 and older. However, breast cancer is not limited to women, men can get it too. It is the most common cancer among women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. Thanks to early detection and improvements in treatment, millions of women have survived breast cancer. It is essential to take precautionary measures to detect cancer early and encourage others to do the same.
Join the Fight
You can make a difference! Become a volunteer, make a tax-deductible donation, or participate in fundraising events to help save lives. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society are great places to learn how you can join the fight against breast cancer. Please visit the websites above to make a life-changing difference. Breast cancer awareness and prevention can’t happen without you.