It has taken decades to appreciate how many women are saved because of mammograms, but now, the data is clear: US breast cancer deaths have fallen 34 percent in the past 20 years. And that represents 200,000 lives saved.

Lynne Winker, who has yearly mammograms at Lake Medical Imaging, describes how doing so resulted in her early breast cancer diagnosis, when her cancer was most treatable. “Even after my diagnosis, many of my doctors still couldn’t feel it. I appreciate the excellent care at Lake Medical Imaging and tell all my friends to have their mammograms here.

If you are 40 or older, or have a history of breast cancer in your family, schedule your mammogram, today.