Breast Examination by a Health Professional. Women ages 20 - 49 should have a physical examination by a health professional every 1 - 2 years. Those over age 50 should be examined annually.
Self-Examinations. Women have been encouraged to perform a self-examination each month, but some studies have reported no difference in mortality rates between women who do self-examination and those who do not. This does not mean women should stop attempting self-examinations, but they should not...Read more
Do you have dense breasts? An FDA advisory panel has recently approved a medical device that improves the effectiveness of your annual... Read more »
It’s long been known that the denser a woman’s breast, the more difficult it is for a standard mammogram to pick up a tumor. On a... Read more »
Coming soon to a hospital near you: the MBI, a great new screening tool that might someday replace the mammogram. Wait a... Read more »
“Many U.S. women do not get recommended mammograms.” That Reuters headling and the story definitely caught my attention. “Half of the... Read more »
I’m not yet 40—the magical age for women to begin receiving mammograms—but I’ve had breast cancer. That makes me a perfect candidate for... Read more »
My technician recently told me, just before sending me gliding through an MRI tube, that MRI scans were once an uncommon breast exam. He performed... Read more »