Knowing Your Breast Cancer Risk

Friday, September 27, 2019

Do you ever wonder how likely you are to be diagnosed with breast cancer? Unfortunately, breast cancer is very common. The average woman in the United States has about a 12%, or 1 in 8, chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Dr. Jennifer Harvey explains the risk factors that could cause breast cancer. 

My breasts hurt. Should I be worried?

Friday, September 27, 2019
If you have breast pain, you are not alone. Breast pain, also known as mastalgia, is common and accounts for 45-70% of breast-related health care visits. The good news is that most causes of breast pain are benign (non-cancerous) and usually related to hormonal changes in your body or something as simple as a poor fitting bra. Breast pain varies a lot from person to person and may feel like a dull ache, tenderness, burning sensation, sharp pain or just a sense of uncomfortable fullness. To understand what causes breast pain and what to do about it, it is important to understand a little bit about the different types of breast pain.

Breast Cancer Staging: Physiology Trumps Anatomy

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The purpose of this summarized white paper is to explain the importance of physiologic imaging for the staging and follow up of patients with breast cancer. 

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Another Voice: Cutting Through the Confusion Over Mammograms

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Not a week goes by where someone doesn’t reach out to me to ask for guidance about when she should be screened for breast cancer. It might be a friend or relative who poses the question, the mom of one of my son’s friends or someone I just met on the sidelines of a soccer game, but my phone rings quite frequently with questions about how often to get a mammogram.

My First Mammogram

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A 40-year-old woman describes what it was like to have her first mammogram. 


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The Society of Breast Imaging‘s goal for its initiative End the Confusion is to provide evidence based information on breast cancer screening. We will continue to provide information and resources as well as our views on the latest breast cancer screening news so we encourage you to regularly visit the website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@BreastImaging). Hopefully we have addressed and will continue to address any and all confusion you experience when it comes to breast cancer screening. 

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