Posts Tagged: mammogram

Reduce your risk – get to know your breasts

While breast self-exams are no longer officially a recommendation from the American Cancer Society, it’s important to know your breasts. How do they normally feel? How are they normally shaped? If you feel pain, does it come and go each month around the same time as your menstrual cycle? Or is it constant and always…
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What should I expect at my first mammogram?

You’ve hit age 40 and you’ve scheduled your first mammogram. What comes next? Before coming to your appointment, make sure you: Don’t wear deodorant or lotions. Many deodorants and lotions have metallic particles in them. Calcifications are an early sign of breast cancer and it can be hard to distinguish metallic particles from calcifications when…
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When should I get a mammogram?

The goal of screening for breast cancer is to find it BEFORE symptoms begin (such as a lump). The earlier cancer is detected, the more likely a tumor will be smaller and more confined to the breast. This means treatment is likely to be more successful and survival rates will be higher. The American College…
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Breast Cancer Survivorship: What should I do next?

After battling a breast cancer diagnosis and completing treatment, many women find themselves asking, “what next?” It’s a big transition to go from visiting your physician every week or so to every three to six months, and this change can leave many breast cancer survivors feeling unsure and unsettled. So what can you do to…
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