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Despite claims that thermography and ultrasounds are acceptable alternatives to mammograms, neither has been proven to be as good as mammography for routine breast cancer screenings. According to the American Cancer society, mammograms are still the best screening test available...

"I have had my breast implants for some years now. But for the last 3 years, I have had high antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) and abnormal blood. I'm 52 now and I am worried about the causes of these symptoms which...

The two main types of mammography are film-screen mammography and digital mammography. Both involve a technologist positioning and compressing your breasts between two plates so that x-ray pictures can be taken.

There is a reason feminists have been declaring “the personal is political” for decades. We all go through peaks and dips in our feminist convictions as our experiences and exposures grow. Some days you might not think about being a...

The FDA has approved two different silicone implants, but only after battling with implant manufacturers who resisted long-term studies of this device, which calls into question its safety.

“My oncologist prescribed Anastrozole and I’ve been taking it since July 2016. My arthritis has flared up since. What are the side effects associated with using this drug?” Anastrozole has become popular for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer....

“Why are breast implant manufacturers not using their device registry to send updated health & safety information to warn women of Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)?” Currently, the NWHN is trying to improve the standards of how devices...

The National Women’s Health Network does not have a position on the use of estrogen blockers. However, we can offer our thoughts on the use of anti-estrogen drugs for noninvasive conditions.

Opponents of reproductive choice have spent years attempting to frighten women by spreading misinformation about a non-existent link between having an abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer. There is no evidence of such a link, and no research...

In the United States, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among women. It is recommended that women above age 50 undergo mammograms every one to two years.