October 18, 2019Breast, Breast Cancer Awareness, Featured, Genetic Counseling, Healthcare, Mammograms

Breast cancer under 40

On average, women in the U.S. have 1 in 8 risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. At age 30, the average U.S. women have a 1 in 208 chance of breast cancer diagnosis. At age 40, that increases to 1 in 65, and continues to increase over the course of her lifetime. This may […]

May 9, 2019Breast, Featured, Mammograms

Think you age out of mammograms? A new study suggests you may not need to.

Mammography remains an effective method for breast cancer screening, with the addition of tomosynthesis, or 3D Mammography, improving screening performances even more, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second most common cause of death from cancer among women in the United States. Traditional mammography […]

April 12, 2019Breast, Featured, Healthcare, Mammograms

More than a half million breast cancer deaths averted in the U.S. with mammography since 1989

Latest U.S. estimates indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women’s lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to progress made in early detection and management of breast cancer. Screening mammography for the […]