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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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A Caregiver’s Perspective on the Cancer Journey

Posted 11/2/2015 by UHBlog

When Bill Everett’s wife, Julie, was diagnosed with breast cancer, both of their lives changed in an instant. Bill talks about the journey through cancer diagnosis, treatment and survival from the perspective of a husband and caregiver, and how it is equally important to remember to take care of yourself. To learn more about how UH Seidman Cancer Center can help patients and their families, visit our Support and Wellbeing section.

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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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Can You Catch Anything from Your Antiperspirant and Other Breast Cancer Myths

Posted 7/28/2015 by UHBlog

Learn the truth about breast cancer risks, treatments, prevention and detection methods. Ask us. The fear of breast cancer keeps many women awake at night with scary, unwanted thoughts. And while it's true that one-eighth of all women will be diagnosed with this disease during their lifetime, the rumors and half-truths that surround breast cancer make it one of the most misunderstood illnesses. Although fear of the unknown is normal, knowledge is power, says breast imaging diagnostic radiologi...

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3D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection

Posted 6/8/2015 by rgriffith

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6 Ways to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Posted 5/25/2015 by UHBlog

“One-eighth of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime,” warns Donna Plecha, MD, a radiologist specializing in breast cancer. “It’s the leading cause of cancer death in women.” Breast cancer can be hereditary – and you can’t change your genes – but there are many things you can control. Dr. Plecha offers her guidance for reducing your risk. 1. Cut the booze If you drink alcohol heavily, it’s time to revisit and revise you...

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