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Why going to the same breast center every year is important in mammography screening

Why going to the same breast center every year is important in mammography screening

It is important to develop a lifelong relationship with your breast imaging specialists dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer. Most women of average risk will begin having annual screening mammograms at the age of 40. Current guidelines from the Society of Breast Imaging and the American College of Radiology state that patients should continue having annual screening mammograms as long as they are in good health,

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.

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