What Every Mother Should Know About Breast Cancer

Northwestern Medicine
Cancer Care/Oncology May 07, 2015

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day to honor and say thank you for all of the effort, love and work it takes to be a parent and a mom. One of the most important things we can do for our mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers, and for them do as well, is to make sure that they take time for themselves and their health. 

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer for women in America and the world. However with early detection and treatment, this disease can be effectively treated 96 percent of the time.

According to Nora Hansen, MD, Northwestern Medicine’s chief of the division of breast surgery and director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwestern Memorial's Prentice Women's Hospital, every woman should start having annual mammogram examinations at age 40, but there are other circumstances that may require regular screenings at an earlier age.

Watch the video to find out more about what every woman and mother should know about breast cancer with Dr. Hansen, who is also a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.


To learn more about breast screening or to schedule an appointment, visit the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Screening Center online or call 312.926.5522. The Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center is supported by and affiliated with the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF).

LSCRF’s mission is to support innovative research and treatments for breast cancer in partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Lurie Cancer Center, and one day eradicate breast cancer. Learn more about LSCRF* and how you can help support the fight against breast cancer at 312.926.4274.

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