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Dulcy Wolverton, MD, addresses common questions about this breast cancer screening tool. Plus: 6 tips to help you prepare for a mammogram.
Some women with dense breasts get extra cancer screenings in addition to mammograms. This can lead to false-positives and harm.
Amanda Vegter’s multidisciplinary care included cutting-edge microsurgery performed by CU Cancer Center member Justin Cohen, MD.
Elena Shagisultanova, MD, PhD, answers six questions about the importance of mammograms, the challenges of dense breasts and more.
“You may fall into a category of women who need more than a mammogram,” urges journalist Katie Couric about breast cancer screenings.
“Breast imaging is an important first step to being diagnosed and getting into the treatment pathway."
Rates of breast cancer survivors receiving annual mammograms dropped 1.5% per year from 2009 to 2016—and that’s before COVID-19 shutdowns.
Public health advocates have worked for years to address racial gaps in cancer outcomes by establishing programs like Body & Soul.
In a new study, researchers show reports of mammograms’ harms were exaggerated.
Screening Black women for breast cancer starting at age 40 would decrease deaths by 57%.
Terlisa Sheppard, age 54, is an 18-year survivor of metastatic breast cancer.
Prolonged delays in cancer screening for low-income women during the pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities.
Transgender men and women, nonbinary people and cisgender men also get breast cancer—but are not reflected in breast cancer campaigns.
The early cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
Studies have shown an alarming drop in screenings—and more advanced cancer—during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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