Knowing a few simple things about your family history will help you and your healthcare provider decide whether you’re at any higher risk for breast cancer. Continue reading
There are lots of reasons that you might get asked to return for further testing after you’ve had a mammogram. Very few of them are reason to panic. Here, Julie shows you some of the most common reasons that a radiologist might want another look.
Using a lead shield to protect your thyroid during a mammogram makes intuitive sense, but mammography uses such low doses of radiation that the cancer risk they pose isn’t worth using a lead shield. And lead shields may actually make mammograms ineffective.
A mammogram is an X-ray of your breasts. It can find early cancers that are too small to be noticed during a breast self-exam. Your first mammogram should be taken between ages 35 and 39. Mammograms should be done every … Continue reading
What you’re seeing here is an image from a digital mammogram. If you’ve never seen one before it’s hard to know what you’re looking at. That is why we have radiologists trained to find the smallest abnormalities carefully reviewing each … Continue reading
Early detection is the key to fighting breast cancer. That’s why mammograms are crucial for all women over age of 40 — or earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer. The two biggest risk factors for breast … Continue reading
Cancer survivor Traci Runge talks about what happened after she found a lump in her breast during a self-exam.
Do you know what the two biggest risk factors for breast cancer are? Being female and getting older—which make them risk factors no woman can avoid! We’ll always be women. And as much as we may try to forestall the … Continue reading