Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), October 2021, went by in the blink of an eye. This BCAM felt different though. The traditionally ubiquitous pink, the social media accounts plastered in pink ribbons were so much less visible this year. BCAM 2021 was dimmer; its message of breast cancer awareness overshadowed by the constant threat of...
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Mammography and Breast Density: What You Need to Know
We know that screening mammograms detect breast cancer in its earliest stages when it’s still treatable. However, in women with dense breasts, breast cancer can be harder to detect. So what happens when your mammography report indicates that you have dense breast tissue – and why does it matter? Breast density can only be determined...
Mammography and You: Do I Really Need a Mammogram?
Are you a woman? If so, then yes, you need a mammogram. Simply being born with two X chromosomes puts you at ‘average risk’ for breast cancer – and that risk only increases with age. 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer over an 80-year lifespan. The American College of Radiology (ACR) recommends that...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2019: Mammograms are Self-Care
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in full swing. There are fundraisers galore, online and in-person events of all kind, and everything on social media seems to have a pink hue. Perhaps you’ve donated your time or plan to attend a breast cancer awareness event – and that’s great! Taking tangible action to promote awareness is...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2019: Awareness vs. Action
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is less than two weeks away. What can you do to make it meaningful? Sure, you can pin a pink ribbon on your lapel, or share Instagram memes with breast cancer statistics. But do you honestly know anyone who isn’t ‘aware’ of breast cancer? We have enough breast cancer awareness. We...