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October 4, 2017 | Robert Young
A diagnostic mammogram can be quite stressful, but knowing what to expect - and taking the right steps to prepare - can help expedite the process and provide some peace of mind. Learn more from Veronica Jones, M.D., breast cancer surgeon.
August 11, 2017 | City of Hope
What should you know about breast cancer screening? Whatever your risk level, it’s important to know your options so you can spot abnormalities early and treat them properly. City of Hope's Monique White-Dominguez, D.O., discusses the current options and recommendations.
January 4, 2016 | Abe Rosenberg
A just-released study suggests that ultrasound can be as effective as mammograms in detecting breast cancer in women, and even more accurate in some cases.
April 21, 2015 | Nicole White
In light of the new breast cancer screening guidelines, which call for women to have mammograms every other year from age 50 to 74, it's more important than ever for women to understand their individual risk.
October 14, 2014 | Nicole White
The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. The second top risk factor is getting older. Many breast cancer risk factors, such as gender and aging, cannot be controlled. But lacing up for a walk a few times a week can put a dent in breast cancer risk.
April 8, 2014 | Nicole White
Breast cancer is the most common cancer, other than skin cancer, among women in the United States. It's also the second-leading cause of cancer death, behind lung cancer. In the past several years, various task force recommendations and studies have questioned the benefits of broad screening guidelines for mammograms, disagreeing over how often to screen, when women should start screening and when they should stop.
September 9, 2013 | Nicole White
Even as a new Cancer study reignites the debate over the ideal age at which to begin mammogram screenings for breast cancer, City of Hope experts are urging women not to settle for a one-size-fits-all approach.
March 20, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
Start at 40 or start at 50? Once a year or every other year? These are the questions women — and their doctors — are asking about mammograms as screening guidelines and recommendations are continually revised and debated.