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 the breast scans only a few times per month, when radiologists needed to get a better read on potential breast cancers than they could from mammography alone.
Now my tech performs the highly sensitive breast exam, which uses magnetic and radio waves to create layers of black and white breast images, all the time. He told me his MRI suite—with...Read more
Until cancer, I’d led an uneventful life, health-wise. One small broken bone in my hand was the extent of the injuries incurred through... Read more »
A recent cervical cancer vaccine has been all over the news lately, both for its potential breakthrough impact on the lives of young... Read more »
Both elderly patient and younger patients present special challenges for doctors. In the case of a younger patient there is a great deal of... Read more »
If you’ve just learned that you have breast cancer, you may be encountering some of the most anxious moments of your life. Although research has... Read more »
Background Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a relatively rare type of breast cancer grows in the lymph vessels of the skin of the breast. Because... Read more »
Q. I’ve been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. What can you tell me about it, and what my treatment might be like?A. Inflammatory breast... Read more »