Should I Get a Mammogram Before I’m 40?
For most women, the recommended age at which you should begin having annual mammograms is 40. However, there are many circumstances under which a woman would want or need to start having mammograms sooner. There is no danger in having an early mammogram; for some women, it can be a lifesaver. Family History Women who […]Read More +
Getting Your First Mammogram: What to Expect
Preparing for your very first mammogram, whether you’re 24 or 40, can be nerve-racking. You’ve probably heard stories about machines that squish your breasts, or friends complaining about how painful it is. Envisioning that process may intimidate you, but let’s get a couple things straight: Mammograms save lives It really isn’t as bad as they […]Read More +
Types of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a general term for a number of different kinds of abnormal cell growths that can occur in the breast. Your treatment for breast cancer will depend on the type of cancer you have. In almost every case, however, early detection of breast cancer through regular mammograms can save your life. Breast Cancer […]Read More +
Can Trauma to the Breast Cause Breast Cancer?
One of the concerns women have when they experience trauma to their breasts is whether or not that trauma can cause breast cancer. You can breathe a sigh of relief, however: there is no indication that trauma of any kind is linked to breast cancer or causing breast cancer. Side Effects of Breast Trauma Traumatic […]Read More +
What Happens If My Mammogram Is Abnormal?
Every woman comes in to get her mammogram with a level of anxiety about what the results will be. We all know how important it is to get the screening, but what happens when you get your mammogram and the outcome is not positive? What happens if your mammogram is abnormal? Abnormal Mammogram: Next Steps […]Read More +
Thermography vs. Mammography
We receive an occasional request about thermography. There is no comparison in the ability to detect breast cancer between thermography and mammography. Mammograms save lives. What Is Thermography? The idea behind thermography is that cancer cells require additional blood flow, which increases the temperature. Thermography uses digital infrared imaging (DTI) to create a picture of […]Read More +
6 Reasons to Get a Mammogram
One out of every eight women in the United States will get breast cancer, and it’s the second leading cause of death among women after lung cancer. If that’s not reason enough to get a mammogram, consider these reasons. Mammograms Find Cancer You Can’t Feel Mammograms are capable of detecting breast cancer before you are […]Read More +
Mammogram Myth Busting
With so much information available online, it’s tough to know where to turn for factual and accurate information. These myths continue to perpetuate online, so let’s bust them once and for all. Myth 1: Only Women Over 40 Can Get Mammograms While the standard prevention protocol for breast cancer and early detection says that women […]Read More +
Cancer Screenings Drop Almost 90% From COVID-19
According to Memorial Sloan Kettering, Covid-19 has caused cancer screenings to drop almost 90%! This is a serious concern to Pure Mammography. Fast forward 1 year or less from now – what could be Stage 1 breast cancer could be far more advanced and more difficult to treat if you wait because you are afraid […]Read More +
Does Birth Control Cause Breast Cancer?
Access to birth control is a global issue, because birth control empowers women to be in control of their own lives. Birth control does more than simply protect your body from unwanted pregnancy but taking birth control can help reduce PMS and cramping, improve heavy periods, and minimize mood swings. There is also ample evidence […]Read More +