Sen. Pat Roberts acknowledged mammograms "are essential to women's health."
Who should get a mammogram? What age should you get your first mammogram? What might be some ways that can lower your risk
”Everyone should understand that there are tradeoffs in screening. It’s not a simple it-can-only-help-you kind of story."
Sheryl Crow thought that she would be the last person to be diagnosed with breast cancer. But in 2006, a routine mammogram revealed otherwise.
Nothing is more important than our health.
Home alone, I flip through the stack of mail on the bar in the kitchen. Hmm…my mammogram results. Letter good, phone call
Which is a problem, because tumors are harder to spot in dense breast tissue.
Here's what I do know: talk is cheap. We repeat the mantra that "breast is best," but we give women few resources to breastfeed beyond a few weeks. We say we care about those with breast cancer by buying up pink products, but those efforts don't do much for those diagnosed with the deadliest form of the disease.
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Biennial mammograms for women ages 50 to 74 have the most benefit.