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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...

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,...

Breast Cancer Myths – Part 1
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Breast Cancer Myths – Part 1

4 Popular Breast Cancer Myths Busted The days of trekking to your local library in search of encyclopedic truth are dead and buried in the 90’s. The internet is abuzz with information about everything, especially when it comes to breast cancer and women’s health. Unfortunately – not all of that information is true. Let Bergen...

The Advantages of 3D Mammography
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The Advantages of 3D Mammography

Breast tomosynthesis, more commonly known as 3D mammography, looks and feels a lot like a traditional mammogram. It is performed in conjunction with your 2D mammogram, and does not require additional time or compression of the breasts. * However, instead of imaging the breast as a whole, 3D mammography provides three-dimensional views by taking multiple...

Breast Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate
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Breast Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate

For decades breast cancer was more prevalent among white women than black women, but a new study shows that in 2012 those rates converged. The research, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, found that not only are black women just as likely to develop the disease, they are 42 percent more likely to...

Breast Health and Aging
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Breast Health and Aging

As women the woes of aging are many – especially when it comes to our breasts. Gravity wreaks havoc on our physiques – and our previously firm, taut, and pert lady parts fall prey to its evil forces. Yet these aesthetic injustices pale in comparison to what goes on inside our bodies. As we age...

Why Choose Bergen Imaging Center?
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Why Choose Bergen Imaging Center?

For over 30 years Bergen Imaging Center has provided the highest standard of care to the women of Bergen County. We were the first facility dedicated to mammography in the state, and the first to offer digital mammography in Bergen County. We are also the first freestanding imaging center in Bergen County to install Senoclaire*,...

Can foods lower your risk of breast cancer?
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Can foods lower your risk of breast cancer?

The short answer is no. There is nothing you can eat that will cure or prevent breast cancer. However, maintaining a healthy diet and healthy body weight boosts your immune system, keeping your health at optimal levels, and in this sense lowering your risk of developing the disease. Research on diet and breast cancer is...