The results of a study on the long-term benefits of regular mammography screening in Sweden have demonstrated that timely mammograms lower breast cancer deaths by a third. A recent MSNBC article reports that the longest-running breast cancer screening study ever held included 130,000 women and showed that the number of women who survive breast cancer increases with timely and frequent screenings.
As the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S., following lung cancer, breast cancer kills 500,000 people in the U.S. every year and is diagnosed in almost 1.3 million people annually nationwide.
American Cancer Society recommends that beginning at age 40, women should receive yearly mammograms, as they have been proven to save lives (if properly read) by detecting suspicious abnormalities which may be cancerous lesions; thereby affording a better prognosis for early diagnosis and prompt treatment.
The timely and accurate diagnosis of breast cancer plays an important role in treatment options for a patient and increasing her chance of survival. Our New Jersey breast cancer delayed diagnosis attorneys at Blume Forte have years of experience in handling cases where breast cancer was, unfortunately, diagnosed at a late stage. To learn more about your possible legal rights, call 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.