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How many mammograms do I really need?

Last month I wrote about a strange vision problem, one that required an appointment through my medical provider, UC San Diego Health. I was pretty freaked out by this temporary impairment of vision, so getting the appointment nailed down was paramount, and I did a lot of hand wringing until the issue was resolved. 1,788 more words

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Doctor Advises One Step at a time For Better Health

Every patient is a unique individual, but they face many of the same challenges. Doctors can provide an important perspective because they see so many of women and hear the same concerns over and over. 586 more words


Mammograms: Why Women Are Confused [+ Video]

Inconsistencies, conflicting reports from the experts…it’s no wonder women are increasingly confused about when and how often to get a mammogram. This video from The Wall Street Journal along with the accompanying… 178 more words


Federal task force adds twist to guidelines for breast cancer detection

Last October, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued new guidelines recommending women with an average risk of breast cancer get an annual mammogram starting not at age 40 but at 45. 490 more words


Breast MRI

In case you’re new here….here is a little background on why I need breast MRIs at the ripe young age of 31:

My mom was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer a year ago October. 341 more words

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New Data Shows A False-Positive Mammogram May Actually Increase Risk

False-Positive Mammogram Results May Be Linked to Higher Risk Later in Life

 From BreastCancer.org

While screening mammograms aren’t perfect, they are the best way we have right now to detect breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. 1,067 more words


Who Reads Your Mammogram?

Dr. Jill Wilkens looks closely at the image of a mammogram in front of her. Gray lines connect white splotches against a dark background. She carefully studies each area to determine if it could be cancer or just an area where tissue overlapped due to the compression of the breast during the exam. 401 more words

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