Breast cancer is treatable if detected early

Dr. Fri Mofor-Eta - Pleasant Valley Hospital

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The facts about breast cancer are staggering: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime.

But there’s another fact that may be just as surprising. Breast cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when detected early. In fact, the five-year survival rate rises above 90 percent when cancer is detected and treated at an early stage.

Now that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us, there’s no better time to schedule — or remind the women in your life to schedule — an annual mammogram. Women under 40 who are at a higher risk for breast cancer and all women over the age of 40 should get mammograms regularly.

Taking the time to get a mammogram is one of the most effective ways to find cancer early and treat it effectively. Pleasant Valley Hospital offers the latest technology, which means your mammogram will be clearer than traditional mammography and that we can pinpoint abnormalities at even earlier stages.

And don’t forget: looking for changes in breast tissue, regular self exams, and clinical breast exams are also critical when it comes to early detection.

At PVH, we’re dedicated to keeping the community we love healthy and happy — and in doing more than simply providing health screenings. We also believe in protecting our community and doing whatever it takes to keep all of our residents living full lives. Because early detection is critical, we take great pride in offering the services that keep the women in the Point Pleasant area in optimal health.

Schedule your mammogram today by calling the Center for Women’s Health at 304-675-4301.

Dr. Fri Mofor-Eta

Pleasant Valley Hospital