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Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month: An important time to talk about breast ultrasound

October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month, and it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a great time to talk about the importance of breast ultrasound, a safe and effective imaging test that can be used to detect breast cancer early. An ultrasound does not replace the need for a mammogram but is often used

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World Dense Breast Day: Raising awareness about a risk factor for breast cancer

World Dense Breast Day, celebrated on the last Wednesday of September, is a day to raise awareness for women with dense breasts and the increased risk of breast cancer associated with breast density.  What does it mean to have dense breast tissue? Having dense breast tissue is normal and common (40 to 50 percent of

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Caring for You: Understanding & Addressing Common Breast Concerns

If you have concerns about your breast health, it is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Many women, at some point in their lives, will visit their doctor with a breast concern. Although breast issues can present in many ways, some common problems women may experience

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Celebrating 30 Years of Dedication & Expertise! Dr. Stamatia Destounis

July 1, 2023 We are thrilled to honor Dr. Stamatia Destounis, one of our remarkable Breast Imaging Radiologists and the Managing Partner at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care (EWBC), as she reaches an incredible milestone of 30 years with our office! Dr. Destounis began her career at EWBC with a breast imaging fellowship under the direction

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Your Mammogram Report States You Have Dense Breasts. What is next?

Why additional imaging modalities, such as ultrasound and MRI, are used for women with dense breast tissue.  Dense breasts are common (40 to 50 percent of women ages 40 and over have dense breasts) and normal, but knowing your breast density is vital to your breast health. Most states (including New York State) have laws

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Reliable Sources of Information Have an Impact on Women’s Health

The amount of women’s health information out there can be overwhelming. In fact, two significant updates to screening mammography recommendations were made in the last two weeks alone. With so much information, you must pay attention to the source and ensure it is trustworthy and reliable.   Social media can be fun and is a powerful

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The USPSTF Breast Screening Guidelines Still Not Enough

May 9, 2023 The new United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening recommendations are still not enough. The draft recommendation from USPSTF, a government-appointed panel, value screening at 40 years old but every 2 years and stopping at age 74. The ACR and SBI urge the USPSTF to go further to recommend

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