Breast cancer affects millions of women each year, and Dr. Natalie Driessen encourages all women to utilize the screening tools and techniques afforded by modern medicine. Breast cancer can impact anyone, and by participating in screenings you can increase your chances of early detection. Specifically, our board-certified plastic surgeon recommends that all women:
• Complete a breast self-exam monthly. Utilize the resources available at cancer.org to do this correctly.
• After the age of 40, have a mammogram each year. These are covered by insurance.
• Learn more about your family history. If you mother, sister, or daughter has experienced breast cancer, this can increase your risk for developing it as well.
• Consider genetic testing to learn more about your risk for developing breast cancer.
Modern tools can help you stay on top of your health and decrease your likelihood of being surprised by breast cancer. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer or if you learn that your risk is high and you are contemplating a preventive mastectomy, Dr. Natalie Driessen can help you restore your breasts. If you have any questions about breast cancer screening in Palm Desert, California, please call us today to schedule your consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon.