Halo Breast PAP is Here!

Submitted by cblankenship on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:08

Did you know that 70% of women who get breast cancer have no family history or other risk factors for the disease?

Did you know that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women aged 20-59?

South Bay OB/GYN is proud to announce that we are offering a new test that can detect pre-cancerous changes in the breat 7-10 years before the cancer may be visible on a mammogram. The HALO Breast Pap Test detects abnormal cells in the milk ducts where 95% of all breast cancers originate.

The HALO Pap Test takes 5 minutes, is not painful, and is recommended for all women aged 25-55. A breast pump type device is applied to extract fluid which will then be analyzed like a pap smear of the cervix. If atypical cells are found the breast cancer risk is increased 5 times. If no fluid or atypical cells are produced the woman is at low risk.

This is an annual test which is not to replace the regular annual mammography.

If you are interested, please ask your doctor if you are a candidate for this test and schedule the appointment or ask for additional information.