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.
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.
Routine, preventive care mammograms are a standard in women’s health care, but new research is showing that 3D mammograms are actually more beneficial for cancer screening than others.
It becomes increasingly more important as you age to keep tabs on your health and ensure that you make time for yearly wellness exams, including getting a mammogram if you're in your 40s and over.
The doctors and staff of The Woman’s Clinic are proud to announce 3D mammography is now available at both the Jackson and Madison offices.
Who would have ever thought that the idea of mammograms would be controversial? There are many voices on the subject with varied opinions and women’s groups who advocate for those differing stands.
Yearly breast exams don’t traditionally begin until a woman reaches the age of 40, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have your breasts examined regularly.
In the future, women may be able to get “two for the price of one” as it relates to prevention screenings.