Women are particular about their underwire. However, when it comes to 3D mammography, many women still choose 2D.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 41,000 women and 450 men within the U.S. die each year from breast cancer. The risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer increases with age.


With technology advances, breast cancer is being detected earlier than ever. Some of these advances include 3D mammography machines. These machines obtain the highest quality image, which provides the earliest detection possible and allows physicians to provide the best treatments for their patients.

3D mammography helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue seen on 2D mammography.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. So why risk 2D?

“3D mammography is a great advancement in technology for breast screening. It helps to see clearer through denser tissues of the breast and helps to find breast cancers we could not have seen with our older imaging. The other great thing is that it helps to reduce having to come back for additional images because of an area not being clear.”  Medical Oncologist Dr. Terstriep explains.

American College of Radiology recommends:

  • ages 40-74 of average risk to schedule a mammogram annually
  • age 40 and under or 75 and older should speak to their primary care provider about their risk and care plan

There is no excuse for women not to receive a 3D mammogram, as well as a basic screening. This is why Jamestown Regional Medical Center is holding No Excuses events on Oct. 26, Nov. 5 and 8. These events provide women the opportunity to receive a 3D mammogram, as well as a cervical cancer screening.

Schedule your 3D mammogram direct: (701) 952-5348.

Jamestown Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Sanford Health, opened the JRMC Cancer Center in 2019. The JRMC Cancer Center serves 100 people from Sanford and other healthcare organizations in the Jamestown area each month, saving more than 160,000 miles of travel each year.


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