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Top Reasons for Getting a Second Opinion

Medicine is a complex science that requires extensive specialized training. Medicine is also imperfect. There are circumstances in which a person may be misdiagnosed or have a less than optimal treatment prescribed even when the professionals involved have done their … Continue Reading

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Tips for Eating Well During Chemo

For many people with cancer chemotherapy is a necessary part of treatment following a positive cancer diagnosis with 3D digital mammography. Unfortunately, chemo isn’t just hard on cancer. The treatment can damage healthy cells and comes with a wide variety … Continue Reading

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Preparing for Your Breast Biopsy

While you may have hoped that your breast exam was the end of the road in terms of testing, a breast biopsy is a helpful exam that provides accurate results. The procedure involves the removal of a small sample of … Continue Reading

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Signs You May Need a Pelvic Ultrasound

A pelvic ultrasound is a diagnostic tool used to diagnose issues such as tumors, cysts, or other abnormalities. An ultrasound allows your medical provider to see the organs inside your pelvis more clearly. Depending on your family history, personal health, … Continue Reading

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Does a Breast Biopsy Leave a Scar?

A breast biopsy is an effective way to evaluate whether or not a suspicious lump or growth in your breast is cancerous. The procedure involves taking a sample of your breast tissue. After the sample of your breast tissue is … Continue Reading

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Traditional vs 3D Mammogram

One of the best ways to get ahead of a breast cancer diagnosis is by getting your regular mammograms. Roughly one in eight women in America are diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Catching breast cancer … Continue Reading

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Does a Mammography Use Radiation?

Mammograms are the most effective diagnostic tool available for doctors to test for breast cancer. Mammograms help medical providers detect the early signs of breast cancer. Despite the fact that mammograms are safe and effective, people may have concerns about … Continue Reading

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How Does an Ultrasound Work?

Regular screenings are integral when it comes to women’s health. This includes regular mammograms, but may also include an ultrasound. A breast ultrasound is a useful screening tool to evaluate any breast abnormalities found on a mammogram or clinical breast … Continue Reading

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Limitations of Mammograms

Mammograms are an integral part of your women’s health journey. For many women, they are the best way to find breast cancer early, which makes it much easier to treat. Getting your regular mammograms can lower your risk of death … Continue Reading

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How to Prepare for a Pelvic Ultrasound

A pelvic ultrasound is a diagnostic exam that provides images of the organs and structures in your pelvis. It helps medical professionals see your pelvic organs, including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Additionally, one of the major … Continue Reading

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Are Breast Exams Painful?

Breast exams are a necessary part of your overall health and wellness as you get older. Breast exams are recommended around the age of 40, and sometimes earlier if you are at a higher risk. Your first breast exam may … Continue Reading

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Tips for Post-Mammogram Anxiety

Mammograms become a consistent part of many women’s life after the age of forty. For others, it may be sooner if they have a family history of breast cancer. Despite mammograms becoming a regular part of women’s health appointments, they … Continue Reading

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Importance of a Breast Self-Exam

Due to the prevalence of breast cancer in women in the United States, it is important to continually be on top of your breast health. Roughly one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It … Continue Reading

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Quick Breast Cancer Screening Guide

One of the most important screenings women can get is a breast exam. Getting screened for breast cancer and attending your regular mammograms can make a huge difference in the longevity of your overall health. Breast cancer impacts roughly 1 … Continue Reading

Ovarian Cancer

The burden…The American Cancer Society estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States for 2018 22,240 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer. About 14,070 women will die from ovarian cancer. Compared to breast cancer the death rate … Continue Reading

Screening for Breast cancer: Facts and Myths

Facts…. Breast cancer burden… The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2018 are: -About 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. -About 63,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ … Continue Reading