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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Get Same-Day Mammogram Results Today

Getting a mammogram is an essential part of a woman’s health journey. However, waiting for the results can be a nerve-wracking experience.  Fortunately, The Breast Center of Maple Grove offers same-day mammogram results that we promptly communicate with you and

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Age for First Mammogram

Medical experts recommend that all women should start receiving their annual screening mammogram at age 40. This recommendation is supported by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), and the breast imaging specialists at The

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Middle-aged couple holding their baby.

Does Childbirth Age Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

Researchers and women’s health experts have been studying and discussing the possible connection between a woman’s age at childbirth and her risk of developing breast cancer. We’ll explore the facts and findings surrounding this topic and what, if any, potential

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Middle-aged mother holding nursing baby to her chest while looking out at mountain view.

Mastitis: Causes, Treatments & Prevention

Mastitis is a condition that occurs when a woman’s breast tissue becomes inflamed due to infection. Breast infections can develop from common bacteria known as Staphylococcus aureus, which causes pain, swelling, and redness in the affected area.  Breastfeeding women are

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Woman walking along beach during the summer.

Summer Breast Health Tips

With summer in full swing, prioritizing your breast health has never been more critical. Warmer weather often means more fun in the sun and margaritas by the beach, which could also mean taking a vacation from your breast health journey. 

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Do Mammograms Hurt?

You may already know mammograms are essential for detecting breast cancer early, but many women hesitate to undergo the screening due to concerns about pain. However, the truth is that mammograms are generally not as painful as others tell you,

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Healthy older woman sitting on yoga mat.

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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