February 16, 2019

Bibb County Health Department offers free clinical breast exams

05 October 2018, 08:10 | Randall Craig

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

"I think it's extremely important as a woman to have a place where you can feel like a woman and put the clinical and the patient days behind them".

"Unfortunately that's one of the most common myths about breast cancer that I actually see in my clinic". Breasts are made up of fat, breast tissue and connective tissue.

If the DNA shows they're at risk for other types of cancer, they may choose a mastectomy over a lumpectomy and get screened for other types of cancers.

"MRI has several applications for breast health", said radiologist Larry Stover. The chances are, you won't have breast cancer, but it's much better to catch it early so as treatment is efficient and better able to fight the cancer as it won't have had the time to spread. "In addition, it is used to determine effectiveness of chemotherapy and to evaluate for implant rupture". Donna, 45, retired from participating in professional athletics after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, aged just 36. Mammograms are available right here at your local hospital.

A breast MRI exam is performed with the patient lying on her stomach with her breasts placed in two specially designed cushioned breast cups below her.

St. Vincent Anderson Women's Center is committed to providing the most advanced technology to the women of Anderson and the communities of greater Madison County.

The 45-foot, state-of-the-art mobile mammography vehicle, offers three-dimensional (3D) digital mammograms and breast care education to women.

East Carolina University Campus Recreation and Wellness kicked off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month yesterday afternoon with the 11th Annual Peace.Love.Pirates.Cure held in the Student Recreation Center. Age is one factor that can impact how dense a woman's breasts are, but weight, genetics and family history also play a role. Finding a bra without side seams is also helpful for women who've had a lymph node dissection, a surgical procedure in which the lymph nodes are removed, since there's often swelling and sensitivity at the surgery site.

A new IL state law, effective January 1, 2019, will mandate that patients are informed about their breast density.

Up to 50 percent of middle aged women in the US have dense breasts.

Breast cancer isn't what it was 20 years ago. There are also parent-teacher conferences that evening from 4-7 p.m. - and those will continue on Friday morning - but parents can come by Thursday for both if they want. It's estimated around 40 per cent of women over age 40 have dense breasts.

Among health professional organizations, there is no standard set of mammogram guidelines for women to follow, but a screening every 1-2 years beginning at age 35-40 encompasses most recommendations. A physician's order is required.

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