Dec.
30
Mammogram

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). […]

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Dec.
15

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. […]

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Nov.
30

What Happens if My Mammogram is Abnormal?

If you receive news that your most recent mammogram has indicated an abnormality in breast tissue, chances are you want answers faster than they are available. Understandably, women want to know what it means to have an abnormal mammogram and what steps come next. We’ll discuss that here. First, though, we want to state that […]

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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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