The term “breast cancer” is enough to fill a woman’s head with many thoughts. Perhaps you’re instantly reminded of a friend who’s currently undergoing chemo or radiation. Or, you think back fondly to a relative who lost her (or his) battle to breast cancer.
No one likes to go in for a mammogram - but it’s a life-saving test that every woman over 40 needs to schedule. Read on to learn about some myths about mammos, debunked.
Whether this is your first mammogram or you’ve had them done for years, here are a few things you should know about before visiting The Breast Center at The Woman’s Clinic.
Nearly half of women age 40 and older are considered to have dense breast tissue, which can pose a higher risk for breast cancer. Read on to learn more.
Our radiologist at The Woman’s Clinic is seeing an increase in breast cancer in younger women. In many cases, a breast cancer diagnosis is linked to a family history of breast cancer and dense breast tissue.
You may think you know what breast cancer is, but this one condition covers a myriad of terms, types, and classifications that are complicated to understand. Each of these refers to the quantity, size, spread, location, of cancerous cells and tumors.
The most common sign of breast cancer is a new, painless lump with irregular edges. For this reason, self-breast examinations have long been touted as a good way to catch breast cancer early.
Most breast cancer patients don’t die from the primary tumor but from the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, especially to vital organs. It makes sense then, that researchers are working hard to tackle the spreading and stop the cancer before it becomes a death sentence.
Unbelievably, there are about 3 million women in the United States that are living with breast cancer. Breast cancer is, in fact, the most common cancer diagnosis for women. Many of us have encouraged friends or family members who have bravely fought breast cancer. It may even be a disease we fear that we will be diagnosed with one day. There are things you can begin doing today to lower your risk for breast cancer. As we uncover the risk factors of breast cancer and the lifestyle changes that need to be made in order to lower our risk, we need to pay close attention to the surprising revelations noted in a recent study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference.
In Mississippi, over 400 women die from breast cancer every year.