Tag: Cancer Screening

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USPTF Reversal on Mammogram Recommendations: El Camino Women’s Medical Group’s Consistent Advocacy for Early Screening

In the ever-evolving landscape of medical recommendations, few issues are as contentious and closely scrutinized as breast cancer screening guidelines. Recently, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) sparked controversy by backtracking on its mammogram recommendations, raising questions about the implications for women’s health. Amidst this uncertainty, we at El Camino Women’s Medical Group […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Breast implants, new risks as surgeries increase

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that there were about 300,000 cosmetic breast augmentation surgeries in 2017, up 41% since 2000. Using a filler material such as saline or silicone, a plastic surgeon can change the size, shape, and contour of a person’s breast. While most of these surgeries can be done safely, there […]

CDC Report – Uterine Cancer Rates Increasing in the US

  While many cancers are on a nationwide decline, uterine cancer is on the rise. In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uterine cancer incidence rates have increased by 0.7% per year from 1999 to 2015, while death rates have increased by 1.1% per year from 1999 to 2016. […]

Uterine Cancer is on the Rise

With all the amazing progress being made in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment, there are still a few cancers that are increasing in prevalence and mortality.   Uterine cancer is one of them.  Endometrial cancer (the most common type of uterine cancer is a cancer that occurs in the lining of the uterus.   Fortunately, […]

The HPV Vaccine: Please Get Your Children Vaccinated!

  There is only one, yes ONE, vaccine available that prevents cancer.   The HPV vaccine.  A little over 10 years old, the HPV vaccine was developed to prevent infections from the human papilloma virus—the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US (and the world).   Though most women clear HPV infection rapidly, in some women […]