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May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
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May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Did you know that May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month? While not nearly as talked about as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s just as important. Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones—reducing bone density, and making them more susceptible to fractures. While it is most common in postmenopausal women, it can also affect men,...

What is DXA Bone Densitometry?
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What is DXA Bone Densitometry?

Bone Mineral Densitometry, more commonly referred to as bone density screening, is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that measures bone density using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) technology. DXA bone densitometry is used to determine if a patient has osteoporosis and is at risk for fractures. While osteoporosis is most commonly found in post-menopausal women, it...

Bergen’s Breast Cancer Cheat Sheet
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Bergen’s Breast Cancer Cheat Sheet

According to BreastCancer.Org, one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. That translates to roughly 12 percent of the female population. While it’s impossible to know exactly what causes it and who will develop it, prevention starts with staying informed. Breast Cancer Risk Factors Age: Your risk increases with...

Breast Self-Awareness Made Easy
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Breast Self-Awareness Made Easy

For years, health professionals advised women to perform tedious, multi-step breast self-exams on a monthly basis. Then, research emerged suggesting that these examinations did little to prevent breast cancer—yet statistics show that 40 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer found the lump themselves. Almost overnight, the breast self-exams we had come to know and...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Valued Patient, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here again, and there’s no time like the present to schedule your mammogram at Bergen Imaging Center. Did you know that breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States, second only to skin cancer? The good news is that mammography technology...

Breast Health in Your 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s
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Breast Health in Your 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s

Your breasts in your 30’s  While your breasts may not be as firm and pert as they were in your 20’s, most women still have good tone and elasticity.  That said, giving birth takes its toll. During pregnancy, your breasts grow, only to deflate after you’re done breastfeeding. This can cause stretch marks and sagging. Common Concerns  Pain caused...

When You’re Called Back After a Mammogram…
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When You’re Called Back After a Mammogram…

While callbacks after a screening mammogram are relatively uncommon, they do happen. The American Cancer Society estimates that 10 percent of women who undergo the procedure will receive a callback for further testing. Less than 10 percent of that group will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Most of the time callbacks are nothing to worry...