The numbers are telling: about 12% of American women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes. And, at a rate of about 30%, breast cancer is the second most common of all cancers diagnosed in American women, accounting for an estimated 230,480 invasive and 57,650 non-invasive cases in 2011. That means that mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, cousins, and treasured friends everywhere are at risk. Put simply, breast cancer is an issue of national concern requiring serious attention, and it is a cause that we at SteleRAD, with our extensive experience in the fields of diagnostic imaging and radiology, approach with the utmost solemnity and care.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place each year during the month of October, has allowed for breast cancer awareness among the American population to progress by leaps and bounds. In a society rife with symbols, the color pink has become iconic: an emblem representative of the fight that we, as a national community, have taken up against breast cancer and its effects on both individual and family. In honor of that tradition, in an effort to continue to spread the word, and in addition to the solidarity exhibited by sports leagues, government institutions, small business and individuals everywhere, we have given our many online media outlets a glowing pink makeover.

Get Out, and Schedule Your Mammogram

Our message is simple: get out, and schedule your mammogram.

Early detection by way of x-ray, MRI, or any other such service offered by a diagnostic imaging center is imperative toward the identification and proper diagnosis of an individual case. It is a seminal moment in the life of any and everyone affected by breast cancer. SteleRAD is proud to offer breast imaging, breast MRI, breast biopsy, digital mammography, and other such diagnostic breast services toward the early detection of breast cancer. As we continue to be affected by breast cancer, it is only by embracing the power of shared commitment that we can hope to combat this disease.

And fortunately, thanks largely to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, people everywhere are mobilizing.