6 things you should do for your breast health

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Despite advanced screenings and treatments, breast cancer remains a threat to women’s health. It is the second most common cancer in women — but it is also very treatable if found early enough.

You don’t have to sit back and wait to see if breast cancer strikes you — take up a few healthy habits to decrease your odds of getting it, and increase your chances of finding it early.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Breast cancer

New mammogram guidelines explained

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 30, 2015 1:00:00 PM

If you’ve seen the news headlines in the last several weeks, you know that mammogram recommendations have been a hot topic.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government group that includes a variety of health experts, is recommending changes to current mammogram guidelines for low-risk women. So what does this mean for you?

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Mammogram, Breast cancer

5 myths about mammograms, busted

Posted by CarePoint Health on Oct 28, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Are you getting your mammograms as recommended? If you had to stop and think about when you last had a mammogram, you could be putting your health at risk.

Many women delay or skip mammograms because they feel fine, they’re not at high risk for breast cancer, or they just don’t have the time. But this could be a big mistake. Detecting breast cancer early, before you have any symptoms, greatly increases your chance of survival and effective treatment. And the best, most reliable way to detect breast cancer early is through a mammogram.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Mammogram, Breast cancer

8 ways exercise benefits women with breast cancer

Posted by CarePoint Health on Oct 12, 2015 1:00:00 PM

You’ve heard it before: exercise is good for you. But did you know it’s particularly beneficial for women diagnosed with breast cancer? Working out on a regular basis can do a lot for the health of those fighting cancer and those wanting to lower their risk of developing the disease.

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Topics: OBGYN, Exercise, Breast cancer

Can breast cancer be prevented?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Oct 5, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women in our country today. It seems almost everyone has a friend, family member, co-worker, or acquaintance that has been affected by this disease.

Yet despite our awareness of it and its impact on so many lives, many women don’t know what they can do to help lower their risk of getting breast cancer. It’s important to note that breast cancer cannot be totally prevented because there are many risk factors you can’t control. But, knowing your own risk and what you can do to lower it is a great way to minimize your chances of getting the disease.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Cancer, Breast cancer

Know the signs of breast cancer

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 26, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Chances are, you will know someone with breast cancer in your lifetime. But aside from feeling a lump in the breast, do you know the signs of breast cancer and what can be done to catch it early? Knowing the basics, and examining your breasts regularly for any changes, could save your life.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Breast cancer