Articles & Resources

Have questions about mammograms, breast cancer, and other women's health issues? Take a look through our articles and resources section to find answers.

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Breast Calcifications: What Are They?

Breast calcifications are tiny deposits of calcium in breast tissue. Although you cannot feel them during a self-breast exam, they typically appear as white spots or dots on a mammogram image, especially in older women.  In fact, calcifications are found

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Reasons for an Ultrasound After a Mammogram

If your clinician recommends an ultrasound after a mammogram, your first question is likely, “Is something wrong?”  Although you may feel a slight surge of panic, it might surprise you to learn that breast ultrasounds are quite common. They’re used

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Mammogram After Mastectomy: What You Need to Know

Do women still need regular mammograms after a mastectomy? The answer is yes. If a unilateral mastectomy was performed, a mammogram on the unaffected breast is still recommended. Mammograms are the first line of defense against breast cancer.    Many women

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Middle-aged woman smiling after receiving results from diagnostic mammogram.

What Is a Diagnostic Mammogram?

A diagnostic mammogram helps your radiologist evaluate a specific area of breast tissue in greater detail. Your doctor will generally recommend this procedure following a screening mammogram that indicates suspicious results. Though it’s normal to feel hesitant or nervous about

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What Is a Breast Care Specialist?

Annual mammograms are recommended for all women, beginning at age 40. However, if you have additional risk factors, such as a family history of cancer, your doctor may recommend starting mammograms at an earlier age or more frequently.  Additionally, your

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Can Regular Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risks?

An active lifestyle plays a vital role in women’s health and well-being. But studies continue to show that physically active women are less likely to develop breast cancer than inactive women.  One study revealed that women who increased their physical

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Best Supplements for Breast Health

“New Year, new you” tends to be a common mantra among Americans at the start of January. So naturally, one of the first areas we try to improve is our health.  Though weight loss, pursuing a nutrient-dense diet, and taking

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What To Do If You Notice a Breast Lump

If you’re performing breast self-exams monthly, you may discover abnormal changes around your breast or armpit area. Differences may include the formation of a lump, changes to the color of your nipples, or changes to your skin’s texture around the

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5 Foods that Support Breast Health

Filling our bodies with essential nutrients does more than help us thrive and function. The foods we eat play a crucial role in our long-term health and wellness, including preventing certain diseases.  Did you know that certain foods can help

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