Tag: Mammograms

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of Family History

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and no doubt you’ve been seeing the pink ribbons and stickers every now and then.  Of the many things that are important to early detection and completely curing breast cancer, we’re going to talk about your family history. It’s important that you ask your parents and aunts and […]

Breast Cancer Rates Falling in the US

Breast Cancer Rates Falling in the US By Kristina Dragovic, DO   Recent studies performed by the World Health Organization (WHO) led by French researcher Cecile Pizot found that in the majority of countries studied, there has been a downtrend in the number of deaths caused by breast cancer over the last 30 years; 46% […]

Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey finds

  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, physician recommended breast-screening practices vary depending on their own specializations and trust in different screening guidelines. A hotly debated topic among professional societies, the optimal times and frequencies for screening has not been firmly established. Since physician recommendation is one of the most […]

Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography now at El Camino Hospital

By Silaja Yitta, MD Director of Breast Imaging & Intervention at El Camino Hospital What an exciting time in breast health! With the latest technology in cancer detection, we are finding breast cancer at earlier stages resulting in improved outcomes for our patients. Did you know that the 5 year survival rate for stage 1 breast cancer […]

When should I get a mammogram?

When should I get a mammogram?  by Amy Teng, DO   For those of you who have not visited with your primary health provider or OBGYN recently (and I strongly recommend that you do!), you may be wondering when you need to start getting mammograms.  Yes, the dreaded mammogram!  If you have heard from your […]