May 31, 2022Breast, Mammograms, Treatments

Breast Density: What it is. Why it matters.

Breast Density — What does it mean? Breasts are made of fat and glandular breast tissue. Some women have more fat than glandular breast tissue while others have more glandular tissue than fat. When there is more glandular tissue, the breast is considered dense. On a mammogram, dense tissue appears white. Since masses of lumps […]

December 14, 2021Breast Cancer Awareness, Mammograms

Do we need new breast cancer screening guidelines for Black women?

Why we need new breast cancer screening guidelines for Black women Written by Robby Berman on November 3, 2021 — Fact checked by Alexandra Sanfins, Ph.D. Deaths from breast cancer in the U.S. are trending downward. However, the improvement is uneven across racial groups. Non-Hispanic black women are 40% likelier to die from cancer than non-Hispanic white women. A new study […]

October 19, 2021Mammograms, Physician Perspectives

Mammogram Screenings Save Lives

Lisa C. is feeling positive these days. “33 days. I lived with knowing I had cancer for 33 days. Early detection from routine screenings saved me. And it can save you. Please get your mammograms, colonoscopies, skin checks, annual physicals and the like, regularly. I am so lucky! And GRATEFUL for all the love and […]