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EWBC with Cancer Services Program has provided 28 years of free cancer screenings

EWBC with Cancer Services Program has provided 28 years of free cancer screenings

Services are provided through arrangements with health providers in each county, allowing screenings offered close to home. The CSP-FLR does not perform the screenings but pays for clinical breast exams and mammograms. The program also pays for follow-up diagnostic exams if there is an abnormal finding during a screening.

Why 40? Beginning Your Annual Screening Mammography

Why 40? Beginning Your Annual Screening Mammography

Starting annual screening mammograms at age 40 saves life. Despite this fact, depending on who you ask, confusing recommendations remain, with some organizations recommending delaying screening until age 50. The thing is, there is no scientific or biological reason that the age of 50 was selected as the age to begin screening.

EWBC provides cancer risk assessment services to all of our patients

EWBC provides cancer risk assessment services to all of our patients

It is important to understand that being labeled “high risk” doesn’t necessarily mean that you will develop breast cancer. However, when statistically compared to other women, your chance is higher. A typical woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is 12% (1 in 8) before consideration of additional risk factors.

Enlarged lymph nodes in the underarm after the COVID-19 vaccine

Enlarged lymph nodes in the underarm after the COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Destounis talks about enlarged lymph nodes with the COVID-19 vaccine: Enlarged lymph nodes in the underarm after the COVID-19 vaccine Stamatia Destounis, MD A side effect of COVID-19 vaccination can be swollen lymph nodes in the underarm on the side where the COVID-19 vaccination was given.

The Role of a Genetic Counselor in Your Healthcare

The Role of a Genetic Counselor in Your Healthcare

Genetic counselors play a crucial role in people’s healthcare – from helping them navigate the genetic testing process, to identifying key information in their family health history, to supporting them through an important medical decision. Genetic counseling and cancer risk assessment can help people better understand their health,

Radiologist reading mammogram

Who interprets the images at EWBC?

Who interprets the images at EWBC?

Our team of experienced breast imaging radiologists! Radiologists are doctors who have continued their education to complete a four-year residency in radiology. At Elizabeth Wende Breast Care (EWBC) we only have specialty-trained breast radiologists (versus general radiologists) who have also completed fellowships in breast imaging focusing on mammography and diagnostic breast procedures.

Do you need a mammogram but don’t have insurance? Come to a special screening Saturday on May 8!

Do you need a mammogram but don’t have insurance? Come to a special screening Saturday on May 8!

Elizabeth Wende Breast Care (EWBC) together with Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region (CSP-FLR) provide free screening mammograms and clinical breast exams for women 40 and over who do not have insurance. The program also pays for follow-up diagnostic exams if there is an abnormal finding during a screening.

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