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.
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.
When? Where? How Often? Teeth cleaned every six months – check. Hair cut every six to eight weeks – got it. Taxes filed every April 15 – okay sure, if I must. But keep track of when to get what health screenings? That can get confusing.
As an oncologist practicing in Charleston for 25 years, I am often asked what offers the best chance of being cured from breast cancer. The answer is simple. The best cure rate of breast cancer continues to be early detection which includes having routine mammograms and seeing a physician for any suspicious breast mass. Sometimes …