Women’s Health

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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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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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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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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