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April 2021 Newsletter: Compassionate and Expert Care for Women of All Ages

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Women in every stage of life have unique health needs, and at AMMC we’re proud to provide compassionate care every step of the way. Jessica Nutt, APRN sees patients ranging from teenagers with irregular periods to mothers getting ready to welcome their first babies to women experiencing menopause. 
For our pregnant patients, Nutt describes AMMC as a “home away from home” during their pregnancy, starting with detailed exams and providing personalized care throughout each trimester. Learn more about our personal approach to women’s care from Nutt here


Just like every woman has different health care needs, every woman’s risk of developing breast cancer is unique. Everyone has some risk of developing breast cancer. According to, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. This means the average woman’s breast cancer risk is 12-13% (compared to a man’s much-lower lifetime risk of 1 in 833). That is why, in general, all women aged 40 and older are urged to get a yearly mammogram.

Call and schedule your mammogram today! 


Educating yourself on breast cancer risk can help you make more informed decisions about your lifestyle and health care. Here are some of the most well-known risk factors: 

  • Being a woman
  • Aging
  • Family history
  • Genetics
  • Personal history of breast cancer
  • Prior radiation to chest or face
  • Certain breast changes, such as some benign conditions
  • Race/ethnicity (for instance, Black women are more likely to develop aggressive breast cancer diagnosed at an earlier age)
  • Being overweight
  • Pregnancy history (women who haven’t had a full-term pregnancy or given birth before age 30 are at higher risk)
  • Breastfeeding history (breastfeeding, especially for longer than one year, can lower risk)
  • Menstrual history (women who started menstruating before age 12, and those who go through menopause after age 55, are at higher risk)
  • Using HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Dense breasts
  • Lack of exercise
  • Smoking

We’re proud to offer some of the most advanced 3D imaging technology available, with compassionate experts who advocate for you. Carrie Rowland and Courtney Cook, mammographers at AMMC, are ready to help you get a clear picture of your breast health – schedule your annual mammogram with us today.

For more information, call the Mammography Department at 870-239-7826. To schedule an appointment, call 870-239-7120.