Cryoablation: The Alternative to Surgery for Fibroadenomas
It can all come down to a moment in the shower — you’re washing up and then, all of a sudden, you feel a lump. Yes, for some, the most regular action on the most…
Study: 3D Mammograms May Detect More Breast Cancers
A recent study about 3D mammography published in The Journal of the American Medical Association has garnered significant attention from the national press for reporting that the exam may detect more breast cancers in women….
ABC News’ Amy Robach’s Mammogram: Much More than Public Service
It was supposed to be a routine Good Morning America segment for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Amy Robach, the ABC News journalist, who had never had a mammogram, reluctantly agreed after some prodding by colleagues,…
Earlier Mammograms Urged for African American Women
It’s a cruel paradox: If you are a black woman, you are less likely to get breast cancer than a white woman, but you are 41 percent more likely to die from it. Research has…
Reducing Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
Last week, we received an email from a reader asking if we could post some preventive measures against breast cancer. We appreciate your input and are happy to provide you with information. This week, we…
Dense Breast Tissue — What Does it Mean?
This summer, New York became the fourth state (after Connecticut, Texas and Virginia) to mandate that women be notified if their mammogram reveals that they have dense breasts — but what does “dense breasts” actually…
Proposed NY Legislation Regarding Mammograms
A new bill has been approved by the New York legislature which would require women to be notified in mammography reports if they have dense breast tissue, a common condition that makes it harder to…
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