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Did you skip your annual breast cancer screening mammogram during COVID-19? If so, you are not alone. According to an Emory University study, more than two million women across the nation didn’t get their mammograms during the pandemic.Even now, women are still asking if they should still get a mammogram. Without a doubt, the answer...
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Do you know the difference between a screening and a diagnostic mammogram? Most women over 40 are familiar with annual screening mammograms. They are a type of screening done to detect breast cancer. Diagnostic mammograms, on the other hand, help to diagnose and treat breast cancer. They can also help track follow-up after treatment or...
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Medical imaging is an essential part of healthcare. It can help diagnose and treat many different diseases, but the difference between the types of medical imaging—screening and diagnostic medical imaging—is not always clear. Screening means taking pictures of various parts of your body to detect cancer or other serious problems early on before symptoms appear....
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If you have been putting off a cancer screening or ignoring cancer signs or symptoms, don’t let COVID keep you from acting. The consequences of further delay may be costly.Many cancer clinics are reporting that new patients are showing up with more advanced cancer than those who arrived for treatment before the COVID-19 pandemic, according...
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If your doctor gives you an order for diagnostic medical imaging, you may wonder why they prescribed an MRI or a CT scan. MRI and CT scans are some of the most common types of medical imaging performed. Both procedures provide images of the human body and are used by various medical specialties, like orthopedics...
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Recommended Medical Tests by Age Maintaining your good health as you age goes beyond routinely checking your blood pressure and lab values. It also means getting recommended screening exams–especially once you reach age 40.Most women know they should start getting an annual mammogram for breast cancer screening after their 40th birthday, but you may be...
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer could be called a “family disease.” Not only does breast cancer run in families, but all family members feel the effect of a diagnosis and later treatment. That’s why breast cancer prevention should be considered a family affair. Learn the breast cancer awareness facts. Get your...
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Between mammograms, or at an early age, before you start mammograms, don’t forget about your breast self-exams. Mammograms do a very good job of detecting suspicious changes in breast tissue but the current guidelines do not support routine mammograms for younger women (under age 40). Still, young women can get breast cancer and other diseases....
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Raising breast cancer awareness is about letting people know about early detection and educating on ways to minimize the risk of getting the disease.
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