How Old Do You Have to Be to Get Breast Cancer?

A woman has a 12% absolute risk for developing breast cancer in her lifetime, but a woman’s personal cancer risk changes throughout her life. Breast cancer risk increases with age; the two biggest factors for developing breast cancer are getting older and being a woman. Breast cancer doesn’t just affect older women, however. Can women […]

4 Important Things You Can Do for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While most people are aware that breast cancer exists, there’s still much that can be done to inform people about the disease. Educating yourself and those in your community is an important part of breast cancer awareness. Educate yourself There’s a lot of misinformation about breast cancer and common […]

Understanding Dense Breast Tissue

Having dense breast tissue increases a woman’s risk for developing breast cancer, and makes it more difficult to detect breast cancer through mammography. Learn what it means to have dense breasts, how to determine if you have dense breasts, and what you should do about it. What is dense breast tissue? Breasts are made up […]

5 Things People Get Wrong About Breast Cancer

“What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” — this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many misconceptions about breast cancer. Some of the things that people get wrong about breast cancer can actually prevent women from receiving the care that they need. Making the right lifestyle choices can prevent cancer. While eating right, […]

Six Quick Tips to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer cannot be prevented, but there are things that you can do to reduce breast cancer risk. Making the appropriate lifestyle changes and visiting with healthcare professionals are key in maintaining good breast health and lowering your risk for breast cancer. Educate yourself Did you know that most cases of breast cancer aren’t hereditary? […]

Breast Cancer Screening for High Risk and Average Risk Women

The Breast Center recommends that most women begin receiving annual screening mammograms starting at age 40; this results in the most life-years saved. Guidelines from the American Society of Breast Surgeons support yearly mammograms for women starting at 40 years of age, and recommends the use of 3D mammography. American Society of Breast Surgeons position […]

American College of Radiology Standards for Breast Imaging

Breast cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the world. Only skin cancer and lung cancer affect more people worldwide. The prevalence of breast cancer and the volume of patients who need breast imaging have led to a higher standard of quality for breast imaging. These quality standards are mandated by the […]

Meet Dr. Britton Bennett Lott

Dr. Britton Lott completed a diagnostic radiology residency at UAMS and a breast imaging fellowship at Breast Imaging of Oklahoma. She is with The Breast Center. Dr. Lott is an active member of the Society of Breast Imaging. She has presented research at several professional conferences and has been published in Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology. As […]