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 […]

Thermography vs. Mammography

MANA doctors recommend annual mammograms for women beginning at age 40. This practice has reduced deaths from breast cancer by as much as 43%, by helping to find cancers at early stages when treatment is most effective. But you might be seeing claims that there is an alternative, thermography, which might be equally effective and […]

Breast Implants and Lymphoma

There have been news articles about the link between breast implants and lymphoma. Does this mean that breast implants cause cancer? If you have breast implants, you may also be wondering whether you should have those implants removed. If you are considering having breast implants, you might wonder whether it’s worth the risk. The U.S. […]

Melody: Identifying Breast Cancer through Tears

Mammography is currently the gold standard for breast cancer detection. A team of researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine recently determined that screening mammography and advances in treatment have prevented nearly 615,000 deaths from breast cancer since 1989. The Breast Center has been involved in a new way of testing for breast […]

7 Breast Health Facts

Good breast health starts with being informed. The more you know about breast cancer risk, the more you can do to promote good breast health. Here are seven breast health facts to help you make the best decisions for your health. What are the chances? Breast cancer is common. One out of every eight American […]

Personal Breast Cancer Risk Quiz: Why It’s Important to Know

Breast cancer is more common than many women realize. It’s the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women after skin cancer. The average risk for a woman in the U.S. to develop breast cancer is roughly twelve percent; one out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That does not mean that […]

Breast Conditions That Aren’t Cancer

Breast cancer isn’t the only thing that can affect breast health. In fact, there are many other breast conditions that aren’t breast cancer. While breast cancer is common – 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer – non-cancerous breast conditions are even more common. Non-cancerous, or benign, breast conditions shouldn’t be ignored, however. Treatment isn’t […]

Absolute Risk and Relative Risk for Breast Cancer

There are many things that you can do to help lower your risk for breast cancer. Exercising every day, avoiding alcohol, and maintaining a healthy weight all help decrease the likelihood that you will develop breast cancer. That information tells you that you should exercise every day, reduce your use of alcohol and achieve or […]

Can You Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer cannot be prevented, and some of the factors that contribute to breast cancer are beyond your control. Being a woman, for example, is the single biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer. Getting older and having a family history of breast cancer also increase the risk for developing breast cancer. There are some […]

Welcome to the Breast Center, Dr. Whitney Manlove Sipe!

The Breast Center welcomes Whitney Manlove Sipe, MD to the MANA family! Dr. Sipe specializes in diagnostic radiology and breast imaging, and joined The Breast Center August 1st, 2018. Dr. Sipe was born in Branson, Missouri, and grew up in nearby Kimberling City on Table Rock Lake. When you grow up surrounded in the natural […]