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Breast Screening and Mammogram Video


David A. Russell, MD practices at Banner Gateway Medical Center.

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ASK THE EXPERT: Breast Screening Video- Full Transcription

Text:     This video is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not intended to
provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional; assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

Audio:  Opening Theme Music

Text:     Banner Health Presents: Ask the Expert
Text:     Mammogram: X-ray of the breast, Screening tool , Diagnostic mechanism

Text:     David A. Russell, MD : Radiology, Banner Gateway Medical Center   

Image:  David A. Russell, MD, speaks on-camera throughout the video.

Audio:  “A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that allows us to determine whether cancer is present or not. We use it primarily as a screening tool, but we also use it as a diagnostic mechanism if a woman has a complaint.”

Text:     Mammogram Recommendations: Baseline at age 35, Annual exams at age 40, High risk patients may begin earlier       

Audio:  “The recommendations for mammograms, if it’s screening, begin as a baseline at age 35, and the average woman would then begin annual examinations at age 40. If the woman’s at very high risk, then we may begin much earlier.”

Text:     Risk Factors: Relatives with breast or ovarian cancer, Abnormal gene with a mutation    

Audio:  “The risk factors for developing breast cancer are patients who have multiple relatives, first degree relatives with breast cancer or ovarian cancer, or a certain small group of patients who have an abnormal gene with a mutation of that gene.”

Text:     Mammograms: Increase Survival Rate, Early detection, Early treatment

Audio:  “Mammograms increase the survival rate of breast cancer in that we’re able to detect cancers earlier and, therefore, initiate treatment earlier.”

Text:    For more health information from Banner Health experts
            Please visit or call Banner Health’s
            Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1(800) 230-CARE (2273)

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