Mammogram

Are There Safe Alternatives to Mammograms for Breast Cancer Screening?

By Ali Tweedt | Jun 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Are There Safe Alternatives to Mammograms for Breast Cancer Screening?

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 for breast cancer.

What’s the Most Effective Way to Screen for Breast Cancer?

By Shaniqua Seth | May 3, 2017 | Comments Off on What’s the Most Effective Way to Screen for Breast Cancer?

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.

Weighing Your Mammography Options

By NWHN Staff | Jul 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Weighing Your Mammography Options

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.

Mammography

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Mammography

Mammography uses X-rays to take images of the breasts and identify cancer when it’s too small to be felt so it can be treated early and aggressively.

Mammography for Black Women: Why I Won’t Be Silent Anymore

By NWHN Staff | Sep 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Mammography for Black Women: Why I Won’t Be Silent Anymore

Back in February, a new study, this one published in the British Medical Journal, again questioned the value of screening mammography in the general population.

Digital Mammography: Is Newer Always Better?

By NWHN Staff | Nov 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Digital Mammography: Is Newer Always Better?

You may have noticed last time you got a mammogram that your facility uses digital imaging rather than traditional X-ray film. Why is that? And, is there any benefit to the newer techniques?

Breast Cancer Risks and the Environment: So Much We Don’t Know

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Breast Cancer Risks and the Environment: So Much We Don’t Know

A new IOM report reviews evidence on breast cancer and the environment, explains the difficulties of studying environmental factors for breast cancer risk, and recommends future research along with ways to reduce breast cancer risk.

The Mammogram Industry: Wolves in Pink Wool

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Jan 22, 2010 | Comments Off on The Mammogram Industry: Wolves in Pink Wool

Mammography is a useful but problematic diagnostic tool that exposes breast tissue to radiation that can increase the risk of breast cancer. Screening mammography saves lives in menopausal women over 50, but not for women under 50.