“I never said I’m a survivor. I beat the disease.”
There is confusion regarding baseline mammograms and what some women have been told by their primary care doctors.
“I was feeling fine when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Had I not gotten my annual mammogram, the breast cancer could have possibly spread. Early detection is key. Invest in yourself and in your health,” Sharon says.
A guide to everything you need to know about screening mammograms.
"Most lumps women feel are not cancer but it is important to have it evaluated with mammography and/or ultrasound because you cannot tell by how it feels whether it is cancer,” says Dr. Ermelinda Bonaccio.
“Starting with my first phone call to Roswell Park, caring and compassionate is the kind of treatment I got from everyone there, and based on my experience with other facilities, that kind of treatment is indeed rare.”
Before she left Roswell Park that day, Karen’s surgery had been scheduled and all her necessary preoperative tests and clearances were completed. “No more extra trips and appointments."
For some women, routine mammograms are showing swollen lymph nodes in the upper arm and armpit area on the side where they’ve received their vaccine. But that’s not a reason to be alarmed.
Breast cancer survivors, survivors of other types of cancer and people who have never had cancer all have different needs when it comes to breast cancer screening. Here’s what you need to know.
A series of botanical panels installed recently in the Mammography Center waiting room features plants used in traditional healing.
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.
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.