Nobody likes it. Nobody wants it. But the numbers don’t lie. And the truth is stone cold frightening.

One out of every eight women in the country will be diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the second-most common kind of cancer affecting women (after skin cancer). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that breast cancer causes more deaths among women than any other disease. A women is diagnosed with breast cancer once very two minutes in the United States.

Nearly 3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the country today thanks in large part to breast imaging.

The numbers you just read were provided courtesy of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. They are based on precise studies, years of research and an abundance of cooperation from women across the country who are willing to share their stories, their test results, their sorrow and success.

But at the end of the day, there is only one number that really matters:

If every one woman took advantage of breast imagine, perhaps the number of women who die from breast cancer each year could be drastically reduced.

If you are hesitant to see your doctor for a breast exam or to take advantage of the latest imaging technology–and protect yourself and your future through breast imaging–take a look at these three facts that just might change your mind (and save your life):

1. It’s Easy

If you think a mammogram is an all-day ordeal, think again. It’s actually a simple and usually painless procedure that takes about an hour–from the time you check in to the time you walk out the door.

And to make it even more convenient, the best imaging centers offer same-day, evening and Saturday appointments.

Yes, taking advantage of the many benefits that breast imaging delivers is incredibly easy–and it works well.

2. It Works

There is a good reason why the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the American College of Radiology recommend that all women 40 and older undergo breast imaging: It works.

Research shows that since the implementation of breast imaging, the number of deaths from breast cancer has been reduced by 30 percent.

3. It’s Affordable and Convenient

Yes, breast imaging uses state-of-the-art technology to help keep you healthy, but that doesn’t mean it’s expensive or difficult to access.

In fact, breast imaging is so important to the long-term health of women that it is covered by most insurance companies. In addition, many hospitals work hard to ensure that it’s affordable and easily accessible to all women, regardless of whether or not they have health insurance.

And they work hard to make appointments available when you need them, results returned in a timely manner and the entire experience as convenient as possible.

Take Advantage of the Latest Breast Health Technology

Women shouldn’t have to put a price on their health, and thanks to Derry Medical Services you don’t have to worry about whether or not you can afford to protect yourself from the cancer that most commonly affects women in the United States.

Thanks to Derry Imaging, an independent diagnostic imaging center, you can receive the highest quality technology at a fraction of the cost you’ll find at large healthcare systems.

Visit Derry Medical Service’s website to learn more about their accredited mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI and CT imaging services.

If you take advantage of the services offered by Derry Imaging, maybe the number of women whose lives are negatively affected by breast cancer will be less frightening in the future.

And that’s really what everyone wants.

Be a part of a brighter future for women by booking an appointment with Derry Imaging today.