Author Archives: bergen

15 Sep
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Beyond the Pink: Make Breast Cancer Awareness Month Meaningful (Again)

While the idea behind breast cancer awareness month (October 2018) is to support and remember those who have battled, or been affected by the devastating disease, the sentiment often gets buried beneath an avalanche of  pink ribbons. An estimated 266,120 ...

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15 Aug
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Eating These Vegetables May Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer research indicates that a healthy diet – rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, chicken, and fish – likely reduces breast cancer risk, while a diet high in fat and processed foods may increase the risk. However, most ...

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3D Mammography Services
20 Jul
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“Should I upgrade to a 3D Mammogram at My Next Appointment?”

Find out if 3D mammograms are right for you. Every year, nearly 41,000 women die from breast cancer. It’s the second leading cause of cancer death in women, behind lung cancer. While we still don’t know how to prevent it, ...

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20 Jun
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis, NJ:  Breast Cancer Survivors May Be Skipping Out on Mammograms

A recent study suggests that breast cancer survivors aren’t getting regular follow-up mammograms – even when their insurance covers the procedure. Most doctors recommend that women undergo frequent mammograms after surviving a breast cancer diagnosis in order to detect disease ...

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Breast Cancer Diagnosis NJ
15 May
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis NJ: What are the Warning Signs?

By staying on top of your breast health, and going in for regular mammograms, you can potentially avoid a late stage breast cancer diagnosis. As we all know—mammograms save lives by detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages—when it’s still ...

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Breast Cancer Diagnosis NJ
10 Apr
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis NJ: How is breast cancer diagnosed?

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer, and second leading cause of cancer death among women in New Jersey. As scary as that sounds, know that a breast cancer diagnosis isn’t a death sentence – especially if ...

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19 Mar
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Endometriosis Awareness Month: Endometriosis at a Glance

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, but chances are you weren’t aware! Unlike breast cancer, public awareness of endometriosis is relatively low – yet one out of every ten women of reproductive age is affected by it, and it’s a leading ...

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15 Feb
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Breast Biopsy Preference May be Linked to Overestimation of Breast Cancer Risk

According to a recent survey study by Dr. Lars Grimm of Duke University School of Medicine, some women prefer an immediate breast biopsy to follow-up imaging. The findings suggest that women who believe there’s any chance that they have breast ...

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22 Jan
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Is 3D Mammography Really Better Than 2D?

The purported benefits of 3D mammography include everything from higher breast cancer detection rates to lower patient recall rates. But in a hype driven world, is the technology behind digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) really superior to traditional mammography? Benefits of ...

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3D Mammography Services
20 Dec
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Study: 3D Mammography Better Identifies Smaller Cancer than 2D Mammography

A recent study conducted by Yale researchers, and presented at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago, found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), more commonly referred to as 3D mammography, identifies smaller breast cancer than traditional 2D screening mammograms. While previous ...

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