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 […]
Detecting Cancer With the Most Accurate Mammogram
Sarah Ochs Riverview Health Bone & Breast Center supervisor While getting an annual mammogram is certainly not the most pleasant experience for a woman, it’s a necessary one. One woman in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, and 80 percent of those diagnosed have no family history. While there is no definitive research […]
What’s a Breast Duct Papilloma?
By Dr. Stephanie Brazus Riverview Health Physicians OB/GYN Here’s one more reason to do regular self-breast exams: It’s a way to find lumps called breast duct papillomas that may not be visible on your mammogram. Most commonly found in women ages 35 to 55, a breast duct papilloma is generally a noncancerous, solitary tumor most […]