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Dulcy Wolverton, MD, addresses common questions about this breast cancer screening tool. Plus: 6 tips to help you prepare for a mammogram.
Some women with dense breasts get extra cancer screenings in addition to mammograms. This can lead to false-positives and harm.
Elena Shagisultanova, MD, PhD, answers six questions about the importance of mammograms, the challenges of dense breasts and more.
“You may fall into a category of women who need more than a mammogram,” urges journalist Katie Couric about breast cancer screenings.
“Breast imaging is an important first step to being diagnosed and getting into the treatment pathway."
Public health advocates have worked for years to address racial gaps in cancer outcomes by establishing programs like Body & Soul.
Screening Black women for breast cancer starting at age 40 would decrease deaths by 57%.
Prolonged delays in cancer screening for low-income women during the pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities.
Transgender men and women, nonbinary people and cisgender men also get breast cancer—but are not reflected in breast cancer campaigns.
The early cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
Studies have shown an alarming drop in screenings—and more advanced cancer—during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new legal challenge seeks to end the requirement that most Americans must receive preventive services like mammograms free of charge.
The findings coincide with plummeting breast cancer screening rates due, in part, to COVID-19 pandemic fears and barriers.
Jamil Rivers, 42, is the board president of METAvivor, a nonprofit breast cancer organization. She is living with metastatic breast cancer.
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