Nov.
15

All About Breast Ultrasound

We are proud to offer select services to women in Lake Grove, NY. More than simply performing various screenings, our staff wants patients to feel comfortable when visiting us. We understand that understanding why particular imaging is necessary and what to expect can help support peace of mind. Here, we discuss various aspects of breast […]

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Oct.
30

Should I Get My Mammogram During Coronavirus?

Mammograms are the single most effective way to detect cancer early and save lives. Therefore, if you are due for your mammogram or feel a lump, even in the midst of the pandemic, you should still get your mammogram. While you may need to postpone a routine mammogram for a month or two, don’t hesitate […]

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Oct.
15

How to Make an Impact During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month, and as a facility that provides life-saving 3D mammograms, this is our favorite month. It’s an opportunity for the dialogue about mammograms to move beyond the confines of doctor-patient and into the mainstream, and it’s the perfect opportunity for everyone to take a role in furthering the effort to […]

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Sep.
30

Think Pink: October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, we proudly participate in breast cancer awareness month. We believe the raising awareness about breast cancer and the importance of having regular mammograms has had an enormous impact on our ability as a nation to increase survival rates for breast cancer by detecting and treating it earlier. What Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? […]

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Sep.
15

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 […]

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Aug.
15

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 […]

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Jul.
30

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 […]

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Jul.
30

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 […]

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Jul.
15

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 […]

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Jun.
30

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 […]

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