A mammogram is a non-invasive screening procedure that can detect signs of breast cancer early before noticeable symptoms occur (such as a lump or a nipple discharge) – which is when it may be too late for successful treatment. Mammograms are considered the gold standard in breast cancer Read More
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What You Should Know Before Your First Mammogram Appointment
Mammography is a specialized medical imaging technique that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine the breasts for abnormalities or growths indicative of cancer and other problems. Since it was first recommended by the American Cancer Society (ACS) in 1976, mammography has become the gold Read More
3D Mammogram: What to Expect at Your Appointment
The mammogram has been—and remains to be—the gold standard for breast cancer detection even with the existence of other screening methods, such as breast MRI and ultrasound. This is, in large part, due to the development of 3D mammography, which boasts a 41-percent increase in invasive breast cancer Read More
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How Do I Determine Which Cancer Treatment Center Is Right for Me?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a health campaign that aims to shine a spotlight on the impact of breast cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention as well as to encourage women to be proactive about their breast health. At Intercoastal Medical Group, we are highly Read More
What Are Some Common Symptoms of Cancer?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States every year, and close to 600,000 succumb to it. Cancer is a blanket term encompassing over a hundred conditions that have a core characteristic in common: Read More