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Eating These Vegetables May Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
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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 studies examine broad dietary patterns without focusing on one specific type of food. It is...

“Should I upgrade to a 3D Mammogram at My Next Appointment?”
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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, we do know that early detection saves lives.  That’s why screening mammograms are so important....

Breast Cancer Diagnosis, NJ:  Breast Cancer Survivors May Be Skipping Out on Mammograms
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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 recurrence, and catch it in its earliest stages. However, a recent study published in the...

Breast Cancer Diagnosis NJ: What are the Warning Signs?
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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 treatable. While monthly breast self-exams are no longer recommended as a screening tool for breast...

Breast Cancer Diagnosis NJ:  How is breast cancer diagnosed?
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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 it’s caught early. That’s why staying on top of screening mammograms is so important. Research...

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Endometriosis at a Glance
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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 cause of infertility worldwide. While the disease itself isn’t deadly, complications from endometriosis can be...

Is 3D Mammography Really Better Than 2D?
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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 3D Mammography While 2D mammograms produce ‘flat’ images, 3D mammograms can ‘see through’ even dense...

Study: 3D Mammography Better Identifies Smaller Cancer than 2D Mammography
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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 research has demonstrated that 3D mammography results in higher breast cancer detection rates and fewer...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Can I Lower my Risk?
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Can I Lower my Risk?

While there are many risk factors for breast cancer that are out of our hands, it’s comforting to know that there are some we can control. Doesn’t it feel like Breast Cancer Awareness Month flew by? We were just preparing for it, and now it’s in the past. Like time itself, there are many aspects...