KSHB: Kansas City Woman Credits 3D Mammogram for Early Breast Cancer Detection

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. Preventive screenings and early detection are crucial to patient treatment options and outcomes. 

This year, Michelle almost skipped her preventive screening, but instead of skipping, she chose to get her first 3D mammogram. And like many women, she wasn’t aware that it was now covered by insurance. This was a choice that saved her life. 

KSHB talked with Michelle about her breast cancer journey and her message to other women. Dr. Mary Mitchell, Breast Radiologist at Saint Luke's Cancer Institute, shared why getting 3D mammograms is so important. 

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