Items Tagged ‘annual mammograms’

Ask the Doctors - Do I really need a yearly mammogram?

April 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I really need a yearly mammogram?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Do I really need a yearly mammogram? This might be hard to accept, but if you’re woman at low to average risk of breast cancer, you probably don’t need a yearly mammogram. That’s not to say we shouldn’t give mammograms their due. Mammograms can reduce deaths from breast cancer, and they’re an important reason why […]

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Tags: annual mammograms, Ask the Doctors, breast cancer risk, breast cancer screening, breast MRI, Dr. Robert Ashley, false positives, mammograms, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


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