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Today Health. Breast Care 101
30 Apr
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Today’s Health Breast Care 101: How To Stay Healthy

Today Health: Breast Care 101: How to stay healthy Click this link to View the Video

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American Cancer Society Article
19 Apr
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Do Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer?

Click below to read the full story:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/OtherCarcinogens/AtHome/antiperspirants-and-breast-cancer-risk

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Susan G Komen for the Cure
16 Sep
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Nancy G. Brinker, Challenges Women to Get Screened During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Nancy G. Brinker, Founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Challenges Women to Get Screened During Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2011.

Click below to read the full story:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-nancy-g-brinker/breast-cancer-screening_b_955421.html

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NBC Andrea Mitchell Breast Cancer
08 Sep
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NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell Talks about the Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

Click on the link below to read the article:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/nbc-andrea-mitchell-breast-cancer-191413850.html

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American Cancer Society Article
04 Apr
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The ACR and Society of Breast Imaging Statement on Radiation Received to the Thyroid from Mammography

Some Americans have expressed concern, due to an erroneous media report, that the small amount of radiation a patient receives from a mammogram may significantly increase the likelihood of developing thyroid cancer. This concern simply is not supported in scientific literature.

The radiation dose to the thyroid from a mammogram is extremely low. The thyroid is not exposed to the direct X-ray beam used to image the breast and receives only a tiny amount of scattered X-rays (less than 0.005 milligray). This is equivalent to only 30 minutes of natural background radiation received by all Americans from natural sources.

For annual screening mammography from ages 40-80, the cancer risk from this tiny amount of radiation scattered to the thyroid is incredibly small (less than 1 in 17.1 million women screened). This minute risk should be balanced with the fact that thyroid shield usage could interfere with optimal positioning and could result in artifacts – shadows that might appear on the mammography image. Both of these factors could reduce the quality of the image and interfere with diagnosis. Therefore, use of a thyroid shield during mammography is not recommended.

Patients are urged not to put off or forego necessary breast imaging care based on this erroneous media report.

For more information on this issue, please see Summary of Thyroid Cancer Risks Due to Mammography by R. Edward Hendrick, PhD, FACR.

For more information on why you should start annual mammograms at 40 years of age, please visit www.MammographySavesLives.org.

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American Cancer Society Article
12 Nov
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American Cancer Society and American College of Radiology: Breast Cancer Screening in Women in Their 40’s

Mammography Reduces Breast Cancer Deaths in Women in Their 40’s.  Click Here to View the Full Story

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American Cancer Society Article
30 Sep
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American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer Early Detection Guidelines

Please take a moment to read this important article…

Breast Cancer: Early Detection

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
29 Sep
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October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month….Make an Appointment for Your Mammogram Today

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great reminder to women to schedule their annual mammograms. The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the more successfully it can be treated—-making regular mammograms vitally important. Roughly 1 in 8 women in the United States will get breast cancer. Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women.

Symptoms of breast cancer may include:
• A lump in the breast
• A change in size, shape, or feel of the breast
• Fluid (called “discharge”) from a nipple

Mammograms can help find breast cancer early when there is the best chance for treatment.

  • If you are a woman between age 40 and 74 you need a mammogram every year.
  • If you are younger than 50 or older than 74, talk with your doctor about whether you need a mammogram.

These are general guidelines. Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if breast or ovarian cancer runs in your family. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get a mammogram.

  • You may have heard it before—do breast self-exams.
  • Get a mammogram.
  • Did you know? Breast cancer can occur in men. According to NCI, about 1,700 men are diagnosed each year.

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