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Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

For years, the mammogram has served as the primary tool for breast cancer screening. Mammography can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is smaller and has not spread beyond the breast. In the search for a potential alternative to mammogram screening, researchers are studying other tests, such

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Each year, some 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in American women, and about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point. Breast cancer represents the second-most common cancer in women after skin cancer, and it’s the second-leading cause of death in women

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment

It’s no surprise that breast cancer ranks as one of the top health concerns among women, since an estimated one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during a life span of 95 years.

One topic that’s in the spotlight is dense breasts—women want to know what impact dense

Dense Breast Tissue and Cancer Detection

Dense Breast Tissue and Cancer Detection

To a weight-conscious woman, fat isn’t a good thing. But when it comes to finding breast cancer, fat may be your friend. That’s because having more fatty tissue in the breast makes it easier to identify breast cancer on a mammogram. Conversely, having more dense breast tissue makes this task

Screening for Breast Cancer: The Latest Expert Advice

Confused about how often to get a mammogram? Some newly updated guidelines may help. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that women ages 50 to 74 undergo mammography screening every two years. The USPSTF notes that mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 50 are effective,

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