The Truth About Breast Health and Current Statistics
With several initiatives in play to keep us aware of the risks of breast cancer, women can feel inundated with scary statistics. “One in eight” is a common phrase that comes to mind. If you are a woman with a circle of eight or more women in your life, it is difficult not to let […]Read More +
The COVID-19 Vaccine and Your Mammogram: You Need Both. Here’s How to Schedule!
It didn’t take long after women started getting their COVID-19 vaccinations for doctors to recognize a particular side effect: swollen lymph nodes. This discovery was made when doctors began seeing a sharp increase in this symptom seen on mammogram images. So far, it has been linked to the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. With […]Read More +
Why Am I Having Breast Pain?
Breast pain is a common complaint of women of all ages. Still, the experience can create increased levels of anxiety. Women worry that pain indicates a problem like breast cancer. Nearly every instance of breast pain is related to a completely benign cause. While this may bring a sigh of relief, women with recurring or […]Read More +
Breast Cysts: Should I Worry?
Any type of lump or mass felt in a breast can be alarming. Here, we discuss what you should know about breast cysts. A breast cyst is a benign condition that involves the development of one or more fluid-filled sacs in the breast tissue. This is a very common condition, particularly for women transitioning through […]Read More +
When Can I Stop Getting Mammograms?
If your annual mammogram is not something that you look forward to, you’re not alone. Most women, especially those who have had mammograms using older technology, dread this necessary test. They have found them to be stressful, uncomfortable, and generally inconvenient. As a result, many women ask when they can stop getting this screening. We’ll […]Read More +
What to Know About Dense Breasts and Your Mammograms
If you see a note at the bottom of your mammogram report that indicates higher-than-normal breast density, you may feel concerned. Many women do when they receive such news. High breast density is associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. So, what is a woman to do? We’ll discuss that here. What is Breast […]Read More +
COVID-19 Should Not Deter You from Your Routine Mammogram
It’s been roughly a year since we first began hearing about COVID-19. Since then, many of us have experienced enormous changes to much of our day-to-day lives. This is as true for us in our clinical environment as it is in our personal lives. We understand that it may be tempting to skip routine wellness […]Read More +
Why Do I Need a Mammogram This Year if Last Year’s Was Normal?
The American College of Radiology recommends that women begin having yearly mammograms starting at age 40. Many women wonder, though, the purpose of this recommendation if their previous mammograms have been normal. We’ll discuss this question here. Mammogram screenings are not about prevention; they are about the early detection of changes to breast tissue. Women […]Read More +
Mammogram or Thermography: Which is Best?
As a breast imaging center, we often field questions about the different screenings that are available. Some screenings have been identified as alternatives to mammography. Thermography is an example. Here, we discuss this diagnostic test and compare it to mammogram technology. What is Thermography? Thermography is a screening achieved with digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI). […]Read More +
Mammogram Guidelines You Should Know
Mammograms are, to date, the best diagnostic test we have to catch breast cancer and other breast conditions. If you’re like most women, you probably have a few questions about the testing guidelines and what to expect when mammogram time comes around. Here, we walk through some of the most important details of this screening. […]Read More +