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 +
Are 3D Mammograms Better?
Mammograms save lives. This has been proven year after year as breast cancers are caught early, treatment has begun sooner, and more women’s lives have been saved. The debate over 2D vs 3D mammograms can also be put to rest: recent studies have determined that 3D mammograms are superior. 2D vs 3D Mammograms 2D mammograms […]Read More +
Is My Breast Pain Cancer?
One in 8 women in the U.S. will get breast cancer, so it’s not uncommon for a woman experiencing breast pain to wonder if the breast pain they feel is breast cancer. However, most breast cancers do not cause pain. There are certain types of breast cancer that can cause discomfort, but the best way […]Read More +
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 +