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International Women’s Day 2021

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WOMEN’S HEALTH

A single purpose.
A common passion.
A lifelong promise.

WOMEN’S HEALTH

A single purpose.
A common passion.
A lifelong promise.

YOUR HEALTH. OUR MISSION.

Women are the heart and soul of our mission, our reason for being.

We care about you and your health. About how you feel. And about doing our part to help you stay strong and healthy. 

YOUR HEALTH. OUR MISSION.

Women are the heart and soul of our mission, our reason for being.

We care about you and your health. About how you feel. And about doing our part to help you stay strong and healthy. 

YOUR HEALTH. OUR MISSION.

That’s why we encourage you to take charge of your health now—

by staying informed, knowing your options, scheduling your annual exams and talking with your doctor. Because early detection and treatment are your best chance in the fight against breast cancer, cervical cancer, osteoporosis, preterm birth, heavy periods, the inevitable signs of aging and other health challenges women face as life unfolds.

YOUR HEALTH. OUR MISSION.

That’s why we encourage you to take charge of your health now—

by staying informed, knowing your options, scheduling your annual exams and talking with your doctor. Because early detection and treatment are your best chance in the fight against breast cancer, cervical cancer, osteoporosis, preterm birth, heavy periods, the inevitable signs of aging and other health challenges women face as life unfolds.

BREAST HEALTH

Over 2 million women in the world are impacted by breast cancer each year.1

Did you know that if cancer is located while it’s still in the breast, the 5-year survival rate is 99%?2

Reference

1. World Health Organization, 2018. https://www.who.int/cancer/prevention/diagnosis-screening/breast-cancer/en/  2. Cancer.NET www.cancer.net/cancer-types/breast- cancer/statistics/2015

BREAST HEALTH

Over 2 million women in the world are impacted by breast cancer each year.1

Did you know that if cancer is located while it’s still in the breast, the 5-year survival rate is 99%?2

Reference

1. World Health Organization, 2018. https://www.who.int/cancer/prevention/diagnosis-screening/breast-cancer/en/  2. Cancer.NET www.cancer.net/cancer-types/breast- cancer/statistics/2015

BREAST HEALTH

Studies show that the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam offers better, earlier cancer detection than 2D mammograms for all women—

regardless of  their age or breast density.3-9 Concerned about comfort? 93% of women surveyed find Genius™ mammograms* with the Hologic SmartCurve™ system more comfortable.10

Reference

3. FDA submissions P080003, P080003/S001, P080003/S004, P080003/S005  4. Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, et al. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. JAMA. 2014 Jun 25;311(24):2499-507.  5. Zuckerman SP, Conant EF, Keller BM, et al. Implementation of Synthesized Two-dimensional Mammography in a Population-based Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Program. Radiology. 2016 Dec;281(3):730-736.  6. Skaane P, Bandos A, Eben EB, et al. Two-view digital breast tomosynthesis screening with synthetically reconstructed projection images: comparison with digital breast tomosynthesis with full-field digital mammographic images. Radiology. 2014 Jun;271(3):655-63.  7. Bernardi D, Macaskill P, Pellegrini M, et al. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis (3D mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D mammography compared with 2D mammography alone (STORM-2): a population-based prospective study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Aug;17(8):1105-13.  8. McDonald ES, Oustimov A, Weinstein SP, et al. Effectiveness of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Compared With Digital Mammography: Outcomes Analysis From 3 Years of Breast Cancer Screening. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jun 1;2(6):737-43.  9. Rafferty EA, Durand MA, Conant EF, et al. Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography in Dense and Nondense Breasts. JAMA. 2016 Apr 26;315(16):1784-6.  10. Smith, A. Improving Patient Comfort in Mammography. Hologic WP-00019 Rev 001 (2017).

BREAST HEALTH

Studies show that the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam offers better, earlier cancer detection than 2D mammograms for all women—

regardless of  their age or breast density.3-9 Concerned about comfort? 93% of women surveyed find Genius™ mammograms* with the Hologic SmartCurve™ system more comfortable.10

Reference

3. FDA submissions P080003, P080003/S001, P080003/S004, P080003/S005  4. Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, et al. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. JAMA. 2014 Jun 25;311(24):2499-507.  5. Zuckerman SP, Conant EF, Keller BM, et al. Implementation of Synthesized Two-dimensional Mammography in a Population-based Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Program. Radiology. 2016 Dec;281(3):730-736.  6. Skaane P, Bandos A, Eben EB, et al. Two-view digital breast tomosynthesis screening with synthetically reconstructed projection images: comparison with digital breast tomosynthesis with full-field digital mammographic images. Radiology. 2014 Jun;271(3):655-63.  7. Bernardi D, Macaskill P, Pellegrini M, et al. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis (3D mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D mammography compared with 2D mammography alone (STORM-2): a population-based prospective study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Aug;17(8):1105-13.  8. McDonald ES, Oustimov A, Weinstein SP, et al. Effectiveness of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Compared With Digital Mammography: Outcomes Analysis From 3 Years of Breast Cancer Screening. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jun 1;2(6):737-43.  9. Rafferty EA, Durand MA, Conant EF, et al. Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography in Dense and Nondense Breasts. JAMA. 2016 Apr 26;315(16):1784-6.  10. Smith, A. Improving Patient Comfort in Mammography. Hologic WP-00019 Rev 001 (2017).

BREAST HEALTH

Why a Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam?

Only the Genius™ exam is proven to find 20%-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D mammography alone.11 It also reduces unnecessary callbacks by up to 40%, sparing many women from the burden of additional testing.4-7 You can schedule your Genius 3D™ exam at one of 5,000 locations in the U.S. and throughout the world. It’s covered by Medicare and most private insurers.

Reference

4. Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, et al. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. JAMA. 2014 Jun 25;311(24):2499-507.  5. Zuckerman SP, Conant EF, Keller BM, et al. Implementation of Synthesized Two-dimensional Mammography in a Population-based Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Program. Radiology. 2016 Dec;281(3):730-736.  6. Skaane P, Bandos A, Eben EB, et al. Two-view digital breast tomosynthesis screening with synthetically reconstructed projection images: comparison with digital breast tomosynthesis with full-field digital mammographic images. Radiology. 2014 Jun;271(3):655-63.  7. Bernardi D, Macaskill P, Pellegrini M, et al. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis (3D mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D mammography compared with 2D mammography alone (STORM-2): a population-based prospective study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Aug;17(8):1105-13. 11. Results from Friedewald, SM, et al. “Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography.” JAMA 311.24 (2014): 2499-2507; a multi-site (13), non-randomized, historical control study of 454,000 screening mammograms investigating the initial impact the introduction of the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® on screening outcomes. Individual results may vary. The study found an average 41% increase and that 1.2 (95% CI: 0.8-1.6) additional invasive breast cancers per 1,000 screening exams were found in women receiving combined 2D FFDM and 3D(TM) mammograms acquired with the Hologic 3D Mammography™ system versus women receiving 2D FFDM mammograms only.

BREAST HEALTH

Why a Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam?

Only the Genius™ exam is proven to find 20%-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D mammography alone.11 It also reduces unnecessary callbacks by up to 40%, sparing many women from the burden of additional testing.4-7 You can schedule your Genius 3D™ exam at one of 5,000 locations in the U.S. and throughout the world. It’s covered by Medicare and most private insurers.

Reference

4. Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, et al. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. JAMA. 2014 Jun 25;311(24):2499-507.  5. Zuckerman SP, Conant EF, Keller BM, et al. Implementation of Synthesized Two-dimensional Mammography in a Population-based Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Program. Radiology. 2016 Dec;281(3):730-736.  6. Skaane P, Bandos A, Eben EB, et al. Two-view digital breast tomosynthesis screening with synthetically reconstructed projection images: comparison with digital breast tomosynthesis with full-field digital mammographic images. Radiology. 2014 Jun;271(3):655-63.  7. Bernardi D, Macaskill P, Pellegrini M, et al. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis (3D mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D mammography compared with 2D mammography alone (STORM-2): a population-based prospective study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Aug;17(8):1105-13. 11. Results from Friedewald, SM, et al. “Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography.” JAMA 311.24 (2014): 2499-2507; a multi-site (13), non-randomized, historical control study of 454,000 screening mammograms investigating the initial impact the introduction of the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® on screening outcomes. Individual results may vary. The study found an average 41% increase and that 1.2 (95% CI: 0.8-1.6) additional invasive breast cancers per 1,000 screening exams were found in women receiving combined 2D FFDM and 3D(TM) mammograms acquired with the Hologic 3D Mammography™ system versus women receiving 2D FFDM mammograms only.

SKELETAL HEALTH

1 in 3 women over 50 is at risk of an osteoporosis fracture.*

Reference

*International Osteoporosis Foundation: Millions around the world have low bone density. And men are not immune. 1 in 5 men over age 50 will also break a bone due to osteoporosis. www.iofbonehealth.org/osteoporosis-musculoskeletal-disorders.

SKELETAL HEALTH

1 in 3 women over 50 is at risk of an osteoporosis fracture.*

Reference

*International Osteoporosis Foundation: Millions around the world have low bone density. And men are not immune. 1 in 5 men over age 50 will also break a bone due to osteoporosis. www.iofbonehealth.org/osteoporosis-musculoskeletal-disorders.

SKELETAL HEALTH

It can’t hurt to get tested.

Keeping your bones strong and joints healthy is important to living life to its fullest—specially for women over the age of 50. In fact, someone in the world breaks a bone every 3 seconds due to low density or osteoporosis.* There’s plenty you can do to prevent it from happening to you. So the earlier you get screened for osteoporosis, the better.

Reference

*International Osteoporosis Foundation: Millions around the world have low bone density. And men are not immune. 1 in 5 men over age 50 will also break a bone due to osteoporosis. www.iofbonehealth.org/osteoporosis-musculoskeletal-disorders.

SKELETAL HEALTH

It can’t hurt to get tested.

Keeping your bones strong and joints healthy is important to living life to its fullest—specially for women over the age of 50. In fact, someone in the world breaks a bone every 3 seconds due to low density or osteoporosis.* There’s plenty you can do to prevent it from happening to you. So the earlier you get screened for osteoporosis, the better.

Reference

*International Osteoporosis Foundation: Millions around the world have low bone density. And men are not immune. 1 in 5 men over age 50 will also break a bone due to osteoporosis. www.iofbonehealth.org/osteoporosis-musculoskeletal-disorders.

SKELETAL HEALTH

Why a Hologic Horizon® DXA exam?

Our breakthrough solution goes beyond accurately screening for osteoporosis; it also helps your doctor assess obesity and identify abdominal aortic calcifications, which can be a significant indicator of cardiovascular disease. That’s three valuable health exams in one visit, all from a single scan. Schedule your Horizon DXA exam now — in time to have a positive impact on your health.

SKELETAL HEALTH

Why a Hologic Horizon® DXA exam?

Our breakthrough solution goes beyond accurately screening for osteoporosis; it also helps your doctor assess obesity and identify abdominal aortic calcifications, which can be a significant indicator of cardiovascular disease. That’s three valuable health exams in one visit, all from a single scan. Schedule your Horizon DXA exam now — in time to have a positive impact on your health.

CERVICAL HEALTH

Every 2 minutes, 1 woman dies from cervical cancer worldwide.12

Maybe it’s time for a checkup. Cervical cancer is something we all need to talk about. In the United States, around 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.12 Early detection is the key to prevention. Help change this stat and commit to regular exams.

Reference

12. WHO. International Agency for Research on Cancer. Cancer Fact Sheets: Cervical Cancer. http://gco.iarc.fr/today/data/pdf/fact-sheets/cancers/cancer-fact-sheets-16.pdf. 2016.

CERVICAL HEALTH

Every 2 minutes, 1 woman dies from cervical cancer worldwide.12

Maybe it’s time for a checkup. Cervical cancer is something we all need to talk about. In the United States, around 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.12 Early detection is the key to prevention. Help change this stat and commit to regular exams.

Reference

12. WHO. International Agency for Research on Cancer. Cancer Fact Sheets: Cervical Cancer. http://gco.iarc.fr/today/data/pdf/fact-sheets/cancers/cancer-fact-sheets-16.pdf. 2016.

CERVICAL HEALTH

Share with every woman you know about getting screened with Pap + HPV together because cervical cancer isn’t just treatable, it can be preventable.

As many as 93% of cervical cancers could be prevented by screening and HPV vaccination.13

Reference

13. American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Cervical Cancer. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. Updated January 8, 2019. Accessed July 12, 2019.

CERVICAL HEALTH

Share with every woman you know about getting screened with Pap + HPV together because cervical cancer isn’t just treatable, it can be preventable.

As many as 93% of cervical cancers could be prevented by screening and HPV vaccination.13

Reference

13. American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Cervical Cancer. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. Updated January 8, 2019. Accessed July 12, 2019.

BODY COMPOSITION

Are your insides as healthy as your outside? 

Get the full picture. What’s your goal? To prevent or recover from an injury? To lose weight? To optimize performance? A BodyLogic™ scan on the Horizon® DXA system may give you the insights and answers you’re looking for. It provides detailed measurements of your body by looking at your bone density, lean mass and fat mass.

BODY COMPOSITION

Are your insides as healthy as your outside? 

Get the full picture. What’s your goal? To prevent or recover from an injury? To lose weight? To optimize performance? A BodyLogic™ scan on the Horizon® DXA system may give you the insights and answers you’re looking for. It provides detailed measurements of your body by looking at your bone density, lean mass and fat mass.

BODY COMPOSITION

Why a BodyLogic™ scan?

A BodyLogic scan, which generates visual images of the body, is the most accurate way to measure body fat, lean muscle mass and bone density. It’s the only one scan that provides a precise, accurate look at your entire skeletal structure, including bone, muscle, limb comparison, muscle imbalances and more. So you can reach you full potential. Learn more at dxaperformance.com.

BODY COMPOSITION

Why a BodyLogic™ scan?

A BodyLogic scan, which generates visual images of the body, is the most accurate way to measure body fat, lean muscle mass and bone density. It’s the only one scan that provides a precise, accurate look at your entire skeletal structure, including bone, muscle, limb comparison, muscle imbalances and more. So you can reach you full potential. Learn more at dxaperformance.com.

GYNECOLOGIC HEALTH

1 in 5 women suffer from heavy periods.21

Are you number 5? Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)—or heavy periods—dramatically affects women’s lives, yet many wait years to seek treatment.

Reference

21. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heavy menstrual bleeding. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/blooddisorders/women/menorrhagia.html. Accessed July 05, 2017. 

GYNECOLOGIC HEALTH

1 in 5 women suffer from heavy periods.21

Are you number 5? Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)—or heavy periods—dramatically affects women’s lives, yet many wait years to seek treatment.

Reference

21. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heavy menstrual bleeding. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/blooddisorders/women/menorrhagia.html. Accessed July 05, 2017. 

GYNECOLOGIC HEALTH

If your periods are painful, last more than seven days or if you find yourself changing your protection every hour—hour after hour—you may be among the millions of women that suffer from heavy periods.

Hologic offers safe, minimally invasive procedures that could help change your cycle for the better. To learn more about heavy periods, visit changethecycle.com.

GYNECOLOGIC HEALTH

If your periods are painful, last more than seven days or if you find yourself changing your protection every hour—hour after hour—you may be among the millions of women that suffer from heavy periods.

Hologic offers safe, minimally invasive procedures that could help change your cycle for the better. To learn more about heavy periods, visit changethecycle.com.

GYNECOLOGIC HEALTH

Why Hologic solutions for heavy periods? 

For women who are finished with childbearing, our NovaSure® endometrial ablation system is a safe, effective and convenient 5-minute treatment that can reduce bleeding or eliminate your period entirely. That’s just one of the reasons why 92.8% of women recommend the NovaSure procedure to a friend.22 And our MyoSure® tissue removal procedure is used to remove fibroids and polyps, which can cause heavy bleeding, while leaving the uterus intact. For information on Hologic’s solutions for heavy periods, visit NovaSure.com or MyoSure.com

Reference

22. NovaSure® Instructions for Use.

GYNECOLOGIC HEALTH

Why Hologic solutions for heavy periods? 

For women who are finished with childbearing, our NovaSure® endometrial ablation system is a safe, effective and convenient 5-minute treatment that can reduce bleeding or eliminate your period entirely. That’s just one of the reasons why 92.8% of women recommend the NovaSure procedure to a friend.22 And our MyoSure® tissue removal procedure is used to remove fibroids and polyps, which can cause heavy bleeding, while leaving the uterus intact. For information on Hologic’s solutions for heavy periods, visit NovaSure.com or MyoSure.com

Reference

22. NovaSure® Instructions for Use.

PERINATAL HEALTH

15 million babies in the world—more than 1 in 10—are born too early.19

Are you worried about your baby?  The average pregnancy lasts between 38 and 42 weeks. However, the earlier your baby is born, the greater the chance that he or she will suffer serious, long-term health problems like developmental challenges and learning disabilities.

Reference

19. https://www.who.int/pmnch/knowledge/publications/preterm_birth_report/en/index3.html © World Health Organization 2019.

PERINATAL HEALTH

15 million babies in the world—more than 1 in 10—are born too early.19

Are you worried about your baby?  The average pregnancy lasts between 38 and 42 weeks. However, the earlier your baby is born, the greater the chance that he or she will suffer serious, long-term health problems like developmental challenges and learning disabilities.

Reference

19. https://www.who.int/pmnch/knowledge/publications/preterm_birth_report/en/index3.html © World Health Organization 2019.

PERINATAL HEALTH

Risk factors include symptoms of preterm labor, multiple pregnancies, cervical abnormalities and pregnancy with twins or triplets.

Concerned that you could be at risk of giving birth early? Ask your doctor if an fFN test is right for you. 

PERINATAL HEALTH

Risk factors include symptoms of preterm labor, multiple pregnancies, cervical abnormalities and pregnancy with twins or triplets.

Concerned that you could be at risk of giving birth early? Ask your doctor if an fFN test is right for you. 

PERINATAL HEALTH

Why the Hologic fetal fibronectin test?

With a simple Hologic fetal fibronectin (fFN) test, your doctor can tell if your body may be getting ready to deliver. A negative test result means you have a less than 1% chance of delivering in the next two weeks and can likely avoid unnecessary interventions.20 A positive result means that there is an increased risk your baby could arrive early, giving you and your doctor a chance to create a plan for the rest of your pregnancy. Visit ffntest.com to learn more.

Reference

20. Peaceman AM, Andrews WW, Thorp JM, et al. Fetal fibronectin as a predictor of preterm birth in patients with symptoms: A multicenter trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1997; 177:13-18.

PERINATAL HEALTH

Why the Hologic fetal fibronectin test?

With a simple Hologic fetal fibronectin (fFN) test, your doctor can tell if your body may be getting ready to deliver. A negative test result means you have a less than 1% chance of delivering in the next two weeks and can likely avoid unnecessary interventions.20 A positive result means that there is an increased risk your baby could arrive early, giving you and your doctor a chance to create a plan for the rest of your pregnancy. Visit ffntest.com to learn more.

Reference

20. Peaceman AM, Andrews WW, Thorp JM, et al. Fetal fibronectin as a predictor of preterm birth in patients with symptoms: A multicenter trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1997; 177:13-18.

SEXUAL HEALTH

1 in 2 sexually active people will get a sexual transmitted infection by age 25.16, 17

Maybe it’s time for a checkup. If you’re sexually active, it’s important to be open with your doctor about a subject you may not want to talk about: sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other vaginal infections.

Reference

16. Cates JR, et al. Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Futures: Youth and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Chapel Hill, NC: School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 2004.  17. CDC. GYT Talking Tips. https://npin.cdc.gov/stdawareness/GYT_TalkingTips.aspx. Accessed July 12, 2019. 

SEXUAL HEALTH

1 in 2 sexually active people will get a sexual transmitted infection by age 25.16, 17

Maybe it’s time for a checkup. If you’re sexually active, it’s important to be open with your doctor about a subject you may not want to talk about: sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other vaginal infections.

Reference

16. Cates JR, et al. Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Futures: Youth and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Chapel Hill, NC: School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 2004.  17. CDC. GYT Talking Tips. https://npin.cdc.gov/stdawareness/GYT_TalkingTips.aspx. Accessed July 12, 2019. 

SEXUAL HEALTH

Protect your reproductive health; start a conversation with your doctor today. 

Chlamydia (CT) and gonorrhea (NG), two of the most commonly reported STIs, are spread through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex.18 It’s easy to screen for and treat CT and NG; however, an untreated infection can cause serious health consequences including pelvic inflammatory disease, increased risk of getting or giving HIV and infertility.18

Reference

18. iwannaknow.org. STDs/STIs: What Are STDs/STIs? http://www.iwannaknow.org/teens/sti.html. Accessed July 12, 2019. 

SEXUAL HEALTH

Protect your reproductive health; start a conversation with your doctor today. 

Chlamydia (CT) and gonorrhea (NG), two of the most commonly reported STIs, are spread through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex.18 It’s easy to screen for and treat CT and NG; however, an untreated infection can cause serious health consequences including pelvic inflammatory disease, increased risk of getting or giving HIV and infertility.18

Reference

18. iwannaknow.org. STDs/STIs: What Are STDs/STIs? http://www.iwannaknow.org/teens/sti.html. Accessed July 12, 2019. 

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Take Charge of your health.

• Schedule a Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam
• Screen for cervical cancer regularly
• Set up a body composition assessment
• Get tested for STIs (sexually transmitted infections)
• Ask about treatments for heavy periods
• Explore the benefits of perinatal testing

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Take Charge of your health.

• Schedule a Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam
• Screen for cervical cancer regularly
• Set up a body composition assessment
• Get tested for STIs (sexually transmitted infections)
• Ask about treatments for heavy periods
• Explore the benefits of perinatal testing

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