For those women who have dense breast tissue an automated breast ultrasound is state of the art. It is FDA approved and is able to detect breast cancers not easily found with a mammogram. If your OBGYN prescribes one for you,
Let’s begin by defining a breast cancer screening. A screening means that there are no issues with your breast and its purpose is to rule out any unknown problems. Now here are some common FAQs on breast cancer screening.
One of the simplest and easiest ways for women to stay on top of their health is to have a mammogram starting at age 40 and each year thereafter. It takes just minutes, results are relatively quick, and it gives you a feeling of control over your life.
A monthly breast self-exam is another tool women have in conjunction with annual mammograms to find cancers early and improve survival rates. You use your hands and eyes to detect any changes in the look and feel of your breasts. Not a replacement for annual mammograms,
Could getting your COVID-19 vaccine affect the results of your mammogram? Maybe. A common side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine is swollen lymph nodes under the arm on the same side as the vaccine injection. Here are a few things to know about lymph node swelling,
If you are approaching 40 years old, it is time to have your first mammogram screening. Some women become anxious and worry about all sorts of unknowns. We are here to tell you that sometimes anticipating something is worse than the actual event.
Do you wake up every morning thinking about preventing breast cancer in your everyday life? We seriously doubt it, but if you are someone with a higher risk for breast cancer due to your family or your age, maybe you should consider paying more attention to preventative strategies.
You have probably heard breast density brought up at some point in your life, but do you know what it means? Read on to learn more, and be sure to ask your health provider, “Do I have dense breasts?”
No woman looks forward to getting a mammogram. The squeezing and pushing is certainly no fun, but it is the best screening tool to detect breast cancer. However, there are many other examinations such as a breast MRI that can be used to diagnose cases of abnormal breast tissue.