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Welcome to Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology’s New Blog!

Dr. Payne, as well as the nurses and staff at our office, are committed to serving our community. We are dedicated to helping women improve their lives through better choices. This blog will serve as a forum to discuss the latest obstetrical and gynecological medical developments and health advice. We want to help YOU to be fit and happy. Whether your goal is to lose weight, grow your family, or simply take a more active role in managing your well-being, we are here to help you succeed. Join us in celebrating women’s lives. Together we can make a difference!

However, we can’t do this alone – we need to hear from you! Let us know what topics you’re interested in and what issues really matter to you. Please contact us with topics of interest at info@swgaobgyn.com, or use our contact form. We look forward to your feedback!

Best regards,
The Providers and Staff at Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology

Breast Cancer Early Detection - Mammograms

Mammograms Save lives!
 
Mammograms are still the best way to find breast cancer early. They can find breast lumps when they are too small for a woman or her doctor to feel on a clinical breast exam.
The current recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the American Cancer Society recommend screening mammograms every year starting at the age of 40 with no end point based on age.  There is no argument that routine screening mammograms have saved many lives, and will continue to do so. Mammograms are instrumental in helping detect breast cancer in its early stages so that treatment can be obtained as quickly as possible. “Mammography is the only available screening method that has been shown to reduce breast cancer mortality,” according to the National Cancer Institute. 

 

Southwest Georgia Obstetrics & Gynecology desires to provide its patients with informative content and articles related to women’s health and management. However, these links and the information provided should not take the place of visiting your Physician if you are experiencing medical discomfort or if you require additional information concerning a medical issue. Dr. Paul Payne is not liable for any medical advice or information given out on this page. However, we welcome appointments to discuss any problems or concerns you may be having. Thank you for your understanding.