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 +
If My Implant Ruptures, Am I at Risk for Breast Cancer?
There are nearly as many types of breast implants as there are reasons for getting one. For some women, it is a cosmetic decision, for others a reconstructive reason. Still others are transitioning, and breasts are a significant factor in achieving their new bodies. Regardless of why you have implants, one of the biggest concerns […]Read More +
How to Show Your Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
It’s October, and everywhere you look the brilliant reds, rusts, and golds of fall frame Long Island in autumn glory. As a mammography clinic working closely with women to improve breast health every day of the year, there is something extremely uplifting about realizing that, amid all the pumpkin-flavored lattes and orange and black décor, […]Read More +
Can I Get Breast Cancer if it Doesn’t Run in My Family?
While breast cancer can be hereditary, 75% of women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease. You can get breast cancer even if it does not run in your family, so it’s very important to have an annual exam and mammogram to detect breast cancer early and receive treatment. Mammograms save […]Read More +