3d concept showing if a mammography uses radiation

Does a Mammography Use Radiation?

Mammograms are the most effective diagnostic tool available for doctors to test for breast cancer. Mammograms help medical providers detect the early signs of breast cancer. Despite the fact that mammograms are safe and effective, people may have concerns about … Continue Reading

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How Does an Ultrasound Work?

Regular screenings are integral when it comes to women’s health. This includes regular mammograms, but may also include an ultrasound. A breast ultrasound is a useful screening tool to evaluate any breast abnormalities found on a mammogram or clinical breast … Continue Reading

Woman holding breast cancer awareness ribbon with awareness of limitations of mammograms.

Limitations of Mammograms

Mammograms are an integral part of your women’s health journey. For many women, they are the best way to find breast cancer early, which makes it much easier to treat. Getting your regular mammograms can lower your risk of death … Continue Reading

Woman having a pelvic ultrasound.

How to Prepare for a Pelvic Ultrasound

A pelvic ultrasound is a diagnostic exam that provides images of the organs and structures in your pelvis. It helps medical professionals see your pelvic organs, including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Additionally, one of the major … Continue Reading

Woman and doctor before a breast exam

Are Breast Exams Painful?

Breast exams are a necessary part of your overall health and wellness as you get older. Breast exams are recommended around the age of 40, and sometimes earlier if you are at a higher risk. Your first breast exam may … Continue Reading

Woman feeling post-mammogram anxiety.

Tips for Post-Mammogram Anxiety

Mammograms become a consistent part of many women’s life after the age of forty. For others, it may be sooner if they have a family history of breast cancer. Despite mammograms becoming a regular part of women’s health appointments, they … Continue Reading

Importance of breast self-exam.

Importance of a Breast Self-Exam

Due to the prevalence of breast cancer in women in the United States, it is important to continually be on top of your breast health. Roughly one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It … Continue Reading

Quick breast cancer screening guide.

Quick Breast Cancer Screening Guide

One of the most important screenings women can get is a breast exam. Getting screened for breast cancer and attending your regular mammograms can make a huge difference in the longevity of your overall health. Breast cancer impacts roughly 1 … Continue Reading

Ovarian Cancer

The burden…The American Cancer Society estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States for 2018 22,240 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer. About 14,070 women will die from ovarian cancer. Compared to breast cancer the death rate … Continue Reading

Screening for Breast cancer: Facts and Myths

Facts…. Breast cancer burden… The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2018 are: -About 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. -About 63,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ … Continue Reading

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common gynecological complaint for which women seek consultation with a Gynecologist. Following an examination, a pelvic ultrasound is routinely performed. The main purpose of the ultrasound examination is to determine a cause for the abnormal … Continue Reading

PELVIC PAIN

Pelvic pain in women, whether sudden in onset or of long standing is one of the most common symptoms that leads to a gynecologist visit. Following a physical examination and symptom assessment a pelvic ultrasound is often ordered. Ready availability, … Continue Reading

Breast Pain and Fibrocystic Changes

Breast pain is a common problem that affects 70–80% of women at some point in their lives and is most frequent in premenopausal women. The most common underlying cause is fibrocystic change, a benign alteration of the terminal lobular ductal … Continue Reading

Why Breast Exams are so Important

Breast Imaging The BreastGyn Clinic for Breast and Gynecological Imaging offers patients comprehensive breast imaging screening and diagnostic services. The BreastGyn Clinic offers breast ultrasound, a non-radiological exam performed to identify tumors or abnormalities that may not be seen on … Continue Reading

Breast Symptoms: Nipple Discharge

Discharge from a nipple in a woman who is not pregnant or breast feeding is an abnormal symptom. A study showed that about 3-9% of patients reporting to a breast clinic with a breast symptom presented with a nipple discharge. … Continue Reading