Items Tagged ‘3-D mammography’

New guidelines for when to start mammograms

November 24, 2017

New guidelines for when to start mammograms

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most women believe regular mammograms are the key to preventing breast cancer. But experts don’t always agree about when women should begin having regular mammograms. This has created confusion about the right time to start this important screening. Why the confusion? Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American women, but […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, American Cancer Society, annual mammogram, breast cancer screening, breast cancer screening options, breast cancer treatment, cancer, dense breasts, mammogram, mammography, OBGYN, screening


March 24, 2017

Mammogram gets personal

By liz1 liz1

All women know the mammogram story. Show up, undress to the waist and put clothes in a locker, then go to a room with the technician and giant machine. Okay, did that… and then I was instructed to sit, while the technician wiped down the machine. And I thought: why didn’t she do that while […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, annual mammogram, Doctors Day, mammogram, patient stories, primary care, UCLA Health


Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

October 1, 2016

Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

By uclahealth uclahealth

The American Cancer Society recommends women between the ages of 45 and 54 receive regular annual mammograms, although women can start screening at age 40. California law requires that your healthcare provider inform you if the results of those mammograms show that you have dense breast tissue. What are “dense breasts”? Breasts are made up […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, annual mammograms, breast cancer, breast cancer risk assessment, breast cancer screening options, breast MRI, breast tumors, cancer, cancer risk, dense breast tissue, Dr. Deanna Attai, Dr. Lawrence Bassett