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Do Breast Self-Exams Pass the Test?

Posted 3/6/2017 by UHBlog

Do Breast Self-Exams Pass the Test?

Find out more about breast self-exams and their role in identifying breast cancer.

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Why You Need a Mammogram

Posted 9/23/2016 by UHBlog

Why You Need a Mammogram

Many women find reasons to avoid getting a mammogram – but there are many more reasons to avoid putting it off.

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How Mammograms Can Reveal Heart Disease

Posted 8/17/2016 by UHBlog

How Mammograms Can Reveal Heart Disease

Did you know the screening test may uncover heart disease?

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New Mammogram Guidelines – What You Need to Know

Posted 11/6/2015 by UHBlog

Are you wondering what the new mammogram guidelines mean to you? Talk to us for personalized help and guidance. Earlier this fall, the American Cancer Society (ACS) revised its mammogram guidelines for women to start screening at age 45. This reverses the previous recommendation to begin screenings at age 40. Besides creating confusion, the new guidelines could potentially expose you to harm, says breast imaging diagnostic radiologist Donna Plecha, MD. “Several large studies have shown th...

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Breast Lumps: Myths and Facts

Posted 9/24/2015 by UHBlog

If you’re concerned about a lump you feel in your breasts, see us. With all the myths surrounding breast cancer, it’s little wonder that finding a breast lump might be one of your worst nightmares. But taking the time to learn the difference between myths and proven scientific facts about breast lumps can go a long way to calm you. To help ease your mind, breast imaging diagnostic radiologist Donna Plecha, MD sets straight some of the more common breast lump myths: Myth: All br...

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Which Type of Mammogram is Right For You?

Posted 8/27/2015 by UHBlog

If you're wondering how a 3-D mammogram can improve your breast cancer screening experience, ask us. For years, the 2-D mammogram has been the stalwart screening tool proven to lower breast cancer deaths and illness rates. In fact, it has been called the gold standard in mammography. But now another piece of potent artillery has been added to the battle against breast cancer. In 2011, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center’s medical team, with the blessings of the FDA, introduced 3-D ...

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