Breast Cancer Screening

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 8:00am
Of the millions of women who get their mammogram each year, the vast majority will be told that their results are normal. However, if you do have an abnormal screening mammogram, you will need to undergo further testing.
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 8:00am

April is Cancer Control Month and an opportunity to take a closer look at ways to minimize the impact of cancer in our area.

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:33pm

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in African-American women, who are 41% more likely than white women to die of the disease.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:03pm
On a mammogram, fat looks dark grey or black whereas breast tissue looks white. That white area can be an issue because many small breast cancers also appear as white, so it’s harder to detect them in dense breasts.
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 1:37pm

Let’s face it: no cancer is a good cancer. But if you do get cancer, being diagnosed at Stage 0 might be considered a best-case scenario. This year, an estimated 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, with 63,410 of those women being diagnosed with "in situ" breast cancer, often referred to as Stage 0.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 3:22pm

Getting a yearly screening mammogram is one of the most important things a woman over the age of 40 can do for her health.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:33pm

In November I began my journey as a Community Patient Navigator here at Roswell Park. This position was created through a New York State (NYS) grant with the goal of increasing the number of women in NYS getting screened for breast cancer.  For most women over 40, the recommended breast cancer screening is a yearly mammogram.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:30am

Women at average risk for breast cancer should have an annual mammogram beginning at age 40.

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:40pm

Adult women, starting at age 20, are encouraged to perform a breast self-exam at least once a month. The key to a successful self-exam is consistency.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 3:55pm

"How did I feel after learning I had breast cancer? A feeling of loneliness,” says Maria Torres, a resident of Buffalo, New York and breast and cervical cancer survivor.