Do breast lumps always equal breast cancer? Dr. Samuel Heiser explains.
Is there anything more frightening than performing your monthly self-breast exam and discovering a lump in your breast? Fortunately, the vast majority of breast lumps, particularly those that develop before menopause, are not cancerous. All, however, need to be taken seriously. One in nine women will experience breast cancer, but most can be cured. Early […]
Better Breast Cancer Detection with 3D Mammography
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, all women should begin yearly mammograms at age 40. Clinical breast exams should start even earlier at age 20. It’s important to keep up with these health screenings, as early detection is vital when it comes to any cancers. With 3D mammography, advanced technology is making […]
Self-Breast Exam: The Right Way
Knowing your body is one of the single best ways to stay healthy, since it allows you to recognize and address issues early, when they’re easier to treat. That’s why it’s so important to examine your breasts regularly and to do it correctly. Here’s how: 1: Look in the mirror Stand topless in front of […]
5 Things Your OB/GYN Wants You to Know
As an OB/GYN specialist with Riverview Health Physicians, Cameual Wright, MD, focuses on treating a woman as a whole. Dr. Wright strives to create a place for open communication between her and her patients, and education is a large part of that. By educating women on the five key areas below, she hopes to provide […]
When Should You Start Getting Mammograms?
Mammogram screenings play an important role in the early detection of breast cancer and breast disease. The American Cancer Society recommends the following guidelines for screenings: Yearly mammograms should start at age 40 and continue every year, as long as you’re healthy. Clinical breast exams should occur about every three years for women in their […]