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 +
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 +