What Are the Initial Symptoms of Breast Cancer?
The initial symptoms of breast cancer can vary from woman to woman, but there are specific signs to watch for. In addition to having an annual mammogram starting no later than age 40 (earlier for some women, especially those who have a family history of breast cancer), you should perform a monthly breast exam from […]Read More +
Can Ultrasounds without a Mammogram Detect Breast Cancer?
Ultrasounds are specialized, noninvasive imaging tests that use high-frequency sound waves to create images. A breast ultrasound is often used as a way to determine whether or not a questionable spot detected by a mammogram is a cyst or some other solid lump. But can ultrasounds without a mammogram detect breast cancer? The answer is […]Read More +
Why Is Breast Cancer the Most Common Cancer in Women?
According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. In 2019 alone, nearly 300,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed. While men also get breast cancer, the rates among men are significantly lower than among women. Many women wonder why breast cancer is the most common cancer […]Read More +
How Does an Ultrasound Compare to a Mammogram?
Both ultrasounds and mammograms can both be used to detect breast cancer in women, but according to research completed, ultrasounds are more likely to produce false positives. How Do Ultrasounds Work to Screen for Breast Cancer? Using high-frequency sound waves, a breast ultrasound creates an image of the breast. While breast ultrasounds can be used […]Read More +
Do I Need a Mammogram After a Bilateral Mastectomy?
A bilateral mastectomy is a surgery that removes both breasts. It can be done either to remove cancerous tissue or as a preventative measure in women who have had genetic screening and have a high risk of developing breast cancer. Whether or not you will still need to have mammograms after a bilateral mastectomy will […]Read More +
What Can a Pelvic Ultrasound Detect?
An ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound waves to produce images of the area being scanned. The sound waves are emitted through a transducer and send images to a screen. A pelvic ultrasound can provide images of a woman’s organs, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, and ovaries. There are two ways to perform […]Read More +
At What Age Should I Start and Stop Mammography Screenings?
Mammograms are the single best tool to find breast cancer at its earliest stages — long before you or your doctor can feel a lump. Having regular 3D mammograms performed by an experienced board-certified breast imaging specialist is the best way to detect abnormalities early. But at what age should you begin having mammograms, and […]Read More +
Self-Tests for Breast Cancer
Detecting breast cancer early is critical for the best chance to survive breast cancer and achieve complete remission. While annual breast cancer screenings are essential, women should also be doing self-tests for breast cancer. Monthly Breast Exam According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 40% of breast cancer is found by the person performing a […]Read More +
Breast Cancer Support Groups on Long Island
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be a frightening time. While you may have friends and family to support you, you may be filled with uncertainty about your future and your health; you may feel alone. Talking to other women who have had breast cancer or who are also being treated […]Read More +
Is a Mammogram Safe During Breastfeeding?
Mammograms save lives by detecting breast cancer early enough to treat, and for most women, it’s important to have a mammogram every year beginning at age 40. For women who have a family history of breast cancer, annual mammogram screenings may start much earlier. One of the common questions we get from new moms is […]Read More +