Tag: Breast Cancer

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Unveiling the Surge: Rising Breast Cancer Incidence Among US Women Under 50

The January 30th issue of the Radiology Business Journal highlighted a concerning trend – an increasing incidence of breast cancer among women under the age of 50 in the United States. The report underscores a notable rise in diagnosis rates, particularly among non-Hispanic Black women in their 20s and 30s. This upsetting trend has prompted experts […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Reduce Long-Term Risks for Cancer

The battle against obesity has long been associated with a multitude of health risks, including an increased susceptibility to various types of cancer. However, recent research offers a glimmer of hope, particularly for women struggling with obesity. A groundbreaking study spanning four decades has unveiled a promising link between weight-loss surgery and a reduced long-term […]

Birth Control and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women worldwide, and several risk factors have been identified that increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer. One of the potential risk factors that has been explored in research is the use of hormonal contraceptives, such as birth control pills, patches, and injections. In this […]

Contrast Enhanced Mammography–for High Risk Patients

Breast cancer is a disease that affects both men and women worldwide. In the United States, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, with over 281,000 new cases expected in 2021 alone (1). While screening mammography is an effective tool for early detection, it has limitations in certain patient populations, particularly those […]

Positive News in Breast Cancer Rates

Breast cancer remains one of the most common cancers in women and often develops during a very busy period of a woman’s life.   Fortunately, between office based breast exams and regular mammograms, we’ve made a lot of headway in catching the disease at earlier and earlier stages.   But recently there’s been good news on the […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty What Do We Need To Know About Breast Cancer Early Detection Is Crucial The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment as well as palliative […]

US Cancer Mortality Rate Sees Record Decline

As the second leading cause of death, cancer has always been viewed as an indestructible, vicious disease that has inflicted physical, emotional, and financial strain on individuals, families, and communities worldwide. The war against cancer has been long-standing; however, recent statistics suggest that we could have an eventual victory. The American Cancer Society reports that […]

Keeping Your Self-Esteem Up After a Mastectomy

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty   The road to breast reconstruction starts following the diagnosis of breast cancer, often identified after mammogram imaging, a type of X-ray that looks at breast tissue. If a subsequent biopsy tests positive for cancer, the battle to fight it begins. If it’s […]

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The Imperfect Screening Technology for Breast Cancer

Imagine the sheer anxiety of waiting for your mammogram results to come in only to realize that it is not conclusive and that more tests need to be done for a breast cancer diagnosis. The screening for breast cancer is so limiting due to the resolution of the imaging we use today, and can sometimes […]