Surprising Signs of Breast Cancer

Finding a mass in the breast tissue, or a breast lump, is one of the most recognized signs of breast cancer. However, many breast cancers that are found with breast screening like mammography are too tiny to feel and finding a lump doesn’t always mean that you have breast cancer. Recognizing all of the signs […]

Make This the Year You Start Annual Mammography

Instead of making a resolution this year make a commitment; if you are a woman 40 years of age or older, you should receive annual mammography screening for breast cancer. Mammography detects breast cancer when it is most treatable. A mammogram could save your life. Make the commitment and schedule your screening mammogram. When should […]

How Often Should You Screen for Breast Cancer?

The two biggest risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older. Around 99% of breast cancers occur in women, and the median age for breast cancer diagnosis between 2010 and 2014 was 62 years. While it’s rare for young women to develop breast cancer it is important that all women know […]

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 […]