Utah is currently ranked as last of all 50 states when it comes to breast cancer screening, particularly when it comes to insured women over forty. Recent statistics from Intermountain Medical Center's Breast Care Center suggest that as many as four women in every thousand have undiagnosed breast cancer.
To put that in perspective, recent censuses indicate that Utah's female population is approximately 1.4 million, which means there are literally thousands of women with undiagnosed cases of breast cancer.
Look out for more breast cancer awareness info in the coming weeks, as October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For information on screenings and other preventative measures, contact the Dixie Regional Cancer Center at 435-628-9298.