Medical Monday: The importance of mammograms and 3D mammography

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 62% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage, making the 5 year survival rate 99%.

Mammograms are the most common way to diagnosis breast cancer and catch it early.

Karla Lewis, a radiology technologist with Coliseum Northside Hospital, visited Daybreak to talk about mammogram screenings and the new technology out now.

If you need to schedule a mammogram screening with Coliseum Northside Hospital, call 1-855-226-9111.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.