Don’t Delay Mammograms after Vaccination

After a vaccination, including COVID-19 vaccinations, lymph nodes can swell. This is a harmless sign that the vaccine is working. But swollen lymph nodes can show up on a mammogram. Should you delay your mammogram after you’ve had a vaccination? A new study says don’t delay mammograms after immunization and the physicians at The Breast […]

What Keeps You From Getting a Mammogram?

Most women should have an annual mammogram starting at age 40. Almost one third of American women age 40 and over have not had a mammogram in the past two years.  Why not? They think it will hurt Mammography is probably not going to be a relaxing experience, and most women do experience some discomfort. […]

Dr. Steven Harms Retires

Dr. Steven Harms, known around the world for his work with Breast MRI,  has retired from practicing at The Breast Center, A MANA Clinic. However, he will continue to provide consultations as needed. Dr. Harms has been recognized in his field many times, from “Komen Foundation Scientist of the Year” by Susan G. Komen for […]

7 Ways to Take Charge of Breast Health

Breast cancer is scary, but a cancer scare shouldn’t be the first time you think about breast health. Equipping yourself with knowledge is the first step to promoting good breast health and preventing breast cancer. Be proactive about your health, and do what you can to improve your breast health. Learn about breast cancer risk […]

Family History and Breast Cancer

Your mother never had breast cancer. Her mother never developed cancer either. As far as you know, none of the women in your family were ever diagnosed with breast cancer. While that’s great news, you shouldn’t assume that you are in the clear. Any woman can develop breast cancer even if she does not have […]

Welcome, Dr. Battle!

The Breast Center, a MANA Clinic, is pleased to welcome Bennett O’Brien Battle, M.D. Dr. Battle joins the breast imaging specialists at The Breast Center on August 1st, 2020. Dr. Battle completed his undergraduate degree, graduating cum laude, at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He continued his education at Tulane and completed his master’s degree in […]

Do Not Skip Your Screening Mammogram Because of COVID-19

Screening for breast cancer is a way for women to be proactive about their health. The Breast Center recommends that women begin annual mammography starting at age 40. Maybe you’ve done a good job getting your mammogram every year — until the COVID-19 outbreak. Many women postponed getting a mammogram due to concerns of exposure […]

What Young Women Can Do About Breast Cancer

There are two main risk factors that increase your risk for breast cancer: being a woman and getting older. Your risk for breast cancer increases as you age. It’s rare for young women to develop breast cancer, but it can happen. Fewer than 5% of breast cancer occurs in women under the age of 40. […]

Should You Get a Mammogram?

Breast cancer screening guidelines are straightforward — women at an average risk for breast cancer should begin annual screening mammograms starting at age 40. So if you are a woman 40 years or older, you should talk to your doctor about mammography. Not all women have the same risk for breast cancer, though. Your personal […]

2020 Komen Ozark More Than Pink Walk Moved to September

The 2020 Susan G. Komen Ozark More Than Pink Walk™ has been rescheduled. It will no longer take place on April 25th, 2020. Instead, the Ozark More Than Pink Walk has been moved to September 12th, 2020. It will still take place at Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall. The Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk™ […]