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What is DEXA (DXA) Bone Density Screening?
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What is DEXA (DXA) Bone Density Screening?

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 (DEXA or 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...

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...

Breast Cancer Myths – Part 3
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Breast Cancer Myths – Part 3

Wearing underwire bras can cause breast cancer. Somewhere online, maybe in a forum, someone theorized that wearing underwire bras increases your risk of developing breast cancer because they compress the breasts, allowing toxins to build up.  Luckily, this is another internet rumor with no scientific evidence to back it up. Being overweight is not a...

Breast Cancer Myths – Part 2
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Breast Cancer Myths – Part 2

Breast implants increase cancer risk. Women with breast implants do not have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. However, standard mammograms do not always work in women with implants, so additional X-rays may be required to detect abnormalities. Wearing antiperspirant causes breast cancer. Internet rumors purport that wearing antiperspirant can cause breast cancer. However,...