The Importance of Breast Cancer Examination

Are you familiar with the term “dense breasts?”

The Ring Echo system was developed with The Ring Echo system is developed with the aim to overcome common issues with current breast cancer screening: the examinee places her breast into a hole in the bed, where it is scanned by the ultrasonic transducer without the pain or risks of other examination techniques.

It is critical to receive breast cancer check ups that suit your specific condition.

Dense breasts tend to be more common among younger women.
If you have been told by a doctor that you have dense breasts, you and your doctor may consider supplementing your annual mammogram with ultrasound Imaging.

*5 Acta Medica Okayama,2003 Vol.67,No.3,pp.145-151

[table] Levels of breast density by age *1

Breast cancer has a very high survival rate, given early detection and treatment.

If breast cancer is found and treated at an early stage, the survival rate is very high. However, if detection and treatment are delayed and the cancer metastasizes to other internal organs, the survival rate reduces dramatically.

*2 “The report of clinical statistical studies on registered mammary cancer patients in Japan No.29” at Japanese Breast Cancer Society

[table] 10-year Survival Rate (the medical treatment started in 1990) *2

What can you do to detect breast cancer early?

Having a regular routine of self examination for breast cancer can be very effective at finding small changes in the breast, such as lumps inside the tissue, tightened or discolored skin, or secretion from the nipples. These are all common early indicators of possible breast cancer. However, since early detection of breast cancer can sometimes be difficult through self exams alone, regular breast cancer examinations are also important.