Doc Talk: Factors that increase risk of breast cancer


It’s time for another virtual trip to the doctor’s office. Most of us know that we should be doing breast self-exams regularly. But do you know when girls should start doing self breast exams? And do you know the specific factors that put you at higher risk for developing breast cancer during your lifetime?

Click the video “play” button below to see Shawnna Grigsby, RN, answer these questions and more. And find out more about the free class Mercy offers for women that teaches the correct method for performing a breast self-exam. This is a great class for mothers to attend with their older teenage daughters.

To schedule a breast exam, call the Mercy Mammography Center at 479-986-6160 on Highway 102 in Rogers.

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