Promoting Breast health Through Early Detection – The statistics still Startle:

• Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among American women.

• Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause of death among women.

• Breast cancer accounts for 1 of every 3 cancer diagnosis in the U.S.

• About 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. this year.

“The good news,” says ob/gyn Eumena M. Divino, MD, FACOG, “is that there are about two and a half million breast cancer survivors alive today, and the number of deaths due to breast cancer seems to be declining, thanks to a combination of early detection and more effective treatments.”

“We urge women to have an annual mammogram beginning at age 40, and even earlier if they have a family history of breast cancer,” says Dr. Divino.

The Center for Women at Raritan Bay Medical Center provides convenient, state-ofthe- art testing for all women’s special health needs, including digital mammography, stereotactic vacuum-assisted core needle biopsy, ultrasound guided core biopsy and bone densitometry. The new Perth Amboy location is one of only a few Central New Jersey sites providing breast MRI imaging and MRI-guided biopsy in combination.

The Center for Women is a designated Pink Ribbon Facility™ in recognition of its superior imaging capabilities for early breast cancer detection and the advancement of women’s health, and is affiliated with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

“Don’t skip this simple test,” urges Dr. Divino. “The earlier a breast cancer is detected, the greater the chance for a cure.”

Call 732-324-5270 for a convenient appointment, including Saturdays. For additional information, call 732-324-5135.