As radiologists, it is part of our training and responsibility to make sure the studies we perform on our patients are done in the safest possible manner. This means a constant review of our procedures and techniques.
To shield, or not to shield, during your mammogram?
Breast Cancer Risks: True or False?
We believe information is your friend, especially information about your health. There are many inaccuracies and myths about breast cancer that can confound and confuse women. So today we’d like to test your knowledge - are the following true risks for breast cancer, meaning they increase your chance of developing the disease?
Try to answer for yourself before heading to the answers further down the page!
Risk or not?
What is the number one breast cancer symptom?
Stop and think. What is the most common symptom for ladies diagnosed with breast cancer?
The answer may be a surprise: breast cancer is most often diagnosed today in women with NO symptoms at all! The majority of breast cancers found in women are during regular screening mammogram studies. That means women like you - feeling perfectly healthy with normal breast exams.