Breast cancer is common – there’s a 1 in 8 chance that you or a woman you know will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime – and it can’t be prevented. However, there are things that you can do to improve breast health and lower your breast cancer risk. Making healthy life […]
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Mammogram at 40?
When should you have your first mammogram? Last year, the American Cancer Society recommended these standards for mammograms for American women: Women with an average risk of breast cancer (less than 15%) should begin mammography screening at age 45. Women with more than a 15% lifetime or genetic risk of breast cancer should begin screening […]
5 Everyday Habits for Breast Health
You may have annual mammograms and do monthly self-exams, but are you taking the daily steps that really make a difference? It’s easy to think about breast health mostly in terms of cancer treatments and mammograms, both very important things. But research has shown that your daily habits can make a difference in breast health […]
Women’s Health: Do I Really Need to Have a Mammogram Every Year?
by Sarah Faitak Recent studies may have caused you to question the importance of having yearly breast screenings. In this blog Sarah Faitak, RN, Breast Imaging Nurse at The Breast Center, addresses the latest studies, screening options and other common questions from women about breast health. What could be more frightening than being told your […]