Breast Pap

HALO is a five minute, noninvasive test that can help determine your risk of breast cancer years earlier than a mammogram. It’s the quickest, easiest way to give your doctor a heads-up, and you a head start. This test can detect abnormalities at the cellular level years earlier than mammograms can find a lump. That’s why Dr. Rudman recommends that almost all women, ages 25-40, be tested every 1-2 years with the HALO system.

If your test is normal, you will continue with your regular monthly breast exams and yearly exams with your doctor. If it’s not, that doesn’t mean you have cancer, or even will get cancer, but you will be at higher risk than the normal population. This means that you should have more frequent surveillance and should be aware of your options. Because HALO is relatively new, insurance companies are not yet paying for it. However, for $90 we’ll include it in your annual exam.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women ages 35-50.
250,000 U.S. women living with breast cancer are under the age of 40.
70% of women diagnosed have no identifiable risk factors.
8 out of 9 diagnosed women have no family history of the disease.
When diagnosed early enough, the five-year survival is nearly 100%.

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