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Breast Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate: Breast Cancer Diagnosis NJ
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Breast Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate: Breast Cancer Diagnosis NJ

Originally published in November 2015 as “Breast Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate” – updated December 2020 Breast Cancer doesn’t care about your race, sex, age, socio-economic status. You can receive a breast cancer diagnosis even if you lead a healthy lifestyle; it doesn’t discriminate.  That said, some groups of women (and men) are more likely than others...

Women’s Imaging Center, NJ: Bergen Imaging Center
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Women’s Imaging Center, NJ: Bergen Imaging Center

One of the benefits of scheduling an appointment at Bergen, a women’s imaging center in Englewood, NJ, is that we are a privately owned facility and not associated with any hospital.  When it comes to insurance billing you’ll generally pay less out-of-pocket for an outpatient visit than an in-patient visit.  That’s because hospital affiliated imaging...

Breast Health: More Than Just Mammograms
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Breast Health: More Than Just Mammograms

When it comes to staying abreast of your breast health, regular mammograms are lifesavers, detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages when it’s highly treatable.   That said – mammograms can’t prevent cancer.  While there is still no known way to prevent the disease – research indicates that maintaining good health overall lowers your risk. For...

What is a Breast Ultrasound?
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What is a Breast Ultrasound?

A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to create a picture of the internal structures of the breast called a sonogram. Unlike an x-ray, an ultrasound does not use radiation. Ultrasound captures images in real time, showing structure and movement of internal organs as well as blood flow. Breast ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure, frequently used...

Mammography Guidelines for Transgender Patients
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Mammography Guidelines for Transgender Patients

While we tend to think of access to screening mammography as  a woman’s issue  the reality is more complex. Transgender patients – regardless if they were biologically or phenotypically male or female at birth – can also be at risk for the disease, and often lack access to mammographic breast cancer screening. Medical professional theorize...