Provista Blog > 4 Advantages of Improving Early Breast Cancer Detection
While the majority of breast cancers are diagnosed as a result of an abnormal or unclear mammogram, not all breast abnormalities represent cancer. Improving early breast cancer detection, particularly at an early stage offers the following advantages:
By reducing false positives, which can expose women to unnecessary testing, accurate breast cancer detection can minimize unnecessary procedures resulting in healthcare savings.
A blood-based approach to detect breast cancer based on a patient's biochemical changes can increase confidence in clinical decisions decreasing the stress and anxiety that every woman faces when the answer to "do I have cancer?" is "We're not sure. Let's do more testing" or "Let's wait and see."
By offering the clarity of a simple result through a blood test, we make it much easier for women to stay vigilant in protecting their health.
Although breast cancer detection has come a long way over the past few decades, we are still faced with difficult dilemmas concerning early detection.
The five-year survival rate for breast cancer detected at an early and treatable stage is 99 percent! By combining the traditional approach of routine breast imaging with additional methods of detection, such as a blood test, breast cancer can be detected at even earlier stages.
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