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7 Reasons Not to Postpone a Mammogram

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute estimate that about one out of every eight women born in the United States will develop breast cancer. This may be reason alone not to postpone a mammogram. But many women do.

A 2015 National Health Interview Survey found among women over 40, only half reported having a mammogram within the past year. Nearly one in three women age 55 and over aren’t getting mammograms at all.

The American Cancer Society recommends if you’re at average risk for breast cancer you should begin yearly mammograms by age 45 and then scale them back to every other year at age 55. The guidelines also state that if you prefer, you can start screenings as early as age 40.

So if you’re considering putting off your next mammogram, here are seven reasons not to do it.


5 Things to Know About Breast Cancer in Men

Just like heart disease is not just a man’s disease, breast cancer is not a disease affecting only women. Nearly 2,500 cases of male breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and almost 500 men will die from the disease.

Many men put off seeing their doctor, even if they notice one of the signs or symptoms. Here are five things you should know about breast cancer in men.


How to Choose the Right Women's Health Care Practice for You

It’s important for a woman to have a strong relationship with her gynecology team. After all, these are the health care providers who confirm her pregnancy, care for her during a physically and emotionally momentous time, and bring her child into the world. Gynecologists also are doctors who diagnose more private issues like urinary tract infections or conditions related to menstruation, so trust is imperative.

While there are many wonderful health care practitioners out there, how will you know which one is the right choice? Here are just a few of the many factors to guide you through the process of choosing the right women's health care practice for you.


Frequently Asked Questions About Mammograms

Let’s face it: Any type of medical test can heighten anxiety levels because no one likes knowing their health hangs in the balance. Whether it’s a routine test or has been prescribed by a doctor, the potential to get bad news is there.

May 30, 2017 | Karen Darr


Ways to Get an Accurate Mammogram

You probably didn’t think you could have an impact on the accuracy of your mammogram, but you do. While the technologist does a majority of the work, you can do several things to help ensure your mammogram is done with precision and produces quality results.

Here are ways to get an accurate mammogram that will make the process as smooth as possible.

May 04, 2017 | Karen Darr