HerScan: Doing More In The Fight Against Breast Cancer With Easy Access To Ultrasound Technology

Originally published on JoanLunden.com

While at the Miami Breast Cancer conference I learned about HerScan, a mobile Breast Ultrasound Screening company that’s mission is to deliver life-saving preventative breast cancer screenings to women across the U.S. The HerScan program provides much needed access to ultrasound testing using the latest state-of-the-art ultrasound technology with highly experienced Breast RDMS Sonographers and Board Certified Breast Radiologists.

The HerScan program makes it easy for women to be scanned as it's affordable, there is no prescription required and for those in the greatest of need, HerScan offers complimentary screenings. Because of HerScan's great effort to help women get the additional screening they might need to detect breast cancer early, here is an article about their clinics and what they are doing to help those women most in need.

Easy Access to Ultrasound Technology has been challenging and is an important issue facing women today.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. (W.H.O)

Studies confirm that mammography misses every other cancer in dense breasts. (AreYouDense.org) The problem is nearly half the female population in this country have dense breast tissue.

Early detection is everything in the fight against Breast Cancer

Mammography is recognized as the best preventative screening tool to image the breast, but falls short when imaging women with dense breasts as its imaging technique cannot see well through dense breast tissue. Cancer shows up in white in mammography and so does dense breast tissue. (It’s like trying to find a snowball in a snowstorm.)

An ultrasound images all the way to the chest wall. Ultrasound technology is an excellent tool to image the breast and can see cancers that cannot be seen on a mammogram. 

While insurance companies can make it difficult to have access to Breast Ultrasound; that is unless something is seen on a Mammography screening, and mammography misses every other cancer in women with dense breasts, (Berg, et al) women can’t get access to Ultrasound easily.

HerScan, headquartered in Tampa Bay area, makes it easy for women to have access to important Breast Ultrasound Screenings, enabling women to DO MORE for their breast health regimen toward the prevention and early detection of Breast Cancer.

The HerScan health clinics are being offered throughout the U.S. and the company is actively expanding into new cities and states. To view their calendar of Health Events, click here.

Educational materials are provided at each HerScan Health Event, helping women learn about dense breast tissue and the importance of asking their doctors the question; “Do I have dense breast tissue?” (Journal of National Cancer Institute)

The HerScan Cares Program was created and is available for those women most in need, which provides free ultrasound screening. Encourage prevention and early detection by bringing your mother, sister, aunt or friends to the event and spread the word!

Mammography alone is not enough for all women. Bridging these technologies result in significantly higher detection rates of breast cancer from approximately 47% to 98% than mammography alone (Berg, 2012) (AreYouDense.org). The HerScan Program bridges technologies with the addition of easy access to breast ultrasound.