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

The advantages of a digital mammogram

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 11, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The American Cancer Society predicts over 231,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease. However, earlier detection, increased awareness, and advanced treatments are improving the survival rates each year.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Cancer, Mammogram