Not all breasts are created equal. Girls learn this at puberty, and women re-learn it all the time, thanks to a popular culture seemingly fixated on breasts and breast size. But from a health perspective, breast size or outward appearance is much less important than something you cannot readily see: breast density.
Karen Rowe was a healthy, active mother of three, with no risk factors or family history of breast cancer. Like lots of busy women, she was behind on her mammogram, and then felt a lump.
Carole seemed to be the picture of health. She and her husband John worked out regularly and led a full active lifestyle. Everything changed when learned she had breast cancer.
Breast cancer awareness may be stronger than ever, thanks to the popular pink takeover of October. That’s a good thing. Heightened awareness about symptoms can improve rates of early detection, and awareness about risk factors can lead to health and lifestyle choices that may help women stay cancer free.
Gerry and her husband Larry were on an extended sailing trip off the coast of South Carolina when she noticed a lump in her breast. The couple docked in Charleston and called Roper St. Francis Cancer Care. Watch to learn Gerry’s diagnosis and how she is today.
A Health Hub Q&A with Dr. Megan Baker. Dr. Megan Baker comes to Mt. Pleasant Breast Specialists after 10 years as medical director of Comprehensive Breast Care at Hollings Cancer Center.
Mammograms save lives. 3D Mammography saves MORE lives. Enough said. If a picture can say a thousand words, imagine if a picture can save thousands of lives. That’s the short and sweet of 3D mammography – it saves lives by improving the chances of early breast cancer detection by nearly 40 percent.