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How Do You Feel About Mammograms? Feature
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How Do You Feel About Mammograms?

If you are a woman 40 years or older, we want to ask you some questions about mammograms so we can better understand how you’re feeling about this medical test.

New DNA Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment
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New DNA Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment

Could the DNA from a patient's breast tumor help doctors spot whether stray cancer cells are still in her blood?

Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines
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Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

Experts agree that detecting breast cancer early offers a better outlook, but when to start screenings and how often to have them has changed repeatedly.

These Sisters Share Everything—Except the BRCA2 Gene Mutation
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These Sisters Share Everything—Except the BRCA2 Gene Mutation

Sisters Jenny Wikoff, 39, and Julie Buchanan, 37, have done everything together since their childhood in New Jersey. But three years ago, their paths diverged when Jenny tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation.

Hormones and Breast Health
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Hormones and Breast Health

A look at the risks and benefits of different types of estrogen therapies available for patients who are at average, above average, and high risk for breast cancer.

What Women Need to Know About the Textured Breast Implant Recall
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What Women Need to Know About the Textured Breast Implant Recall

Here are the facts on the recent textured breast implant recall, and most importantly, whether you need to worry or not.

Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors
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Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors struggling with common, lasting symptoms stemming from their treatments may find relief in self-applied acupressure.

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer
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What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer

Mammogram recommendations vary, but it's important for you to know about breast cancer and ask for screenings that seem best for you and your risk factors.

Breast Symptoms at Mammogram May Raise Future Cancer Risk
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Breast Symptoms at Mammogram May Raise Future Cancer Risk

Women with breast symptoms at a regular cancer screening are more likely to develop breast cancer before their next screening, a new study finds.

The Truth Behind 3D Mammogram Costs
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The Truth Behind 3D Mammogram Costs

What you need to know about how these advance tests are billed to insurance.

For Some Women, Mammograms May Need to Begin at 30
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For Some Women, Mammograms May Need to Begin at 30

Women at increased risk for breast cancer should start receiving mammograms earlier than recommended, even as young as age 30.

How to Tell if You Have Dense Breasts
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How to Tell if You Have Dense Breasts

You know if your breasts are big. You know if they're small. But do you know if they're dense? It's important to know and to discuss it with your health care professional.

Affordable Care Act Led to Rise in Breast Cancer Screening
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Affordable Care Act Led to Rise in Breast Cancer Screening

More American women started getting recommended mammography screening after an "Obamacare" rule made the tests free, a new study finds.

When Should I Get a Mammogram? The Answer and More
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When Should I Get a Mammogram? The Answer and More

From timing to type, mammograms have many women scratching their heads. Get all the details.

Why Your Breast Cancer Might Be Missed
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Why Your Breast Cancer Might Be Missed

For most women, mammograms are the appropriate screening method, but for women with dense breasts, other types of screening may find breast cancer sooner. 


3 Facts Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer Screening
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3 Facts Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a good time to review some facts about breast cancer and breast cancer screening options.