A subset of women, because of their genetics, breast structure, and/or family history, may want to take advantage of screening tools such as the 3D mammograms, MRI, and Automated Breast Ultrasound. This is why it’s best to work with your health care provider, giving them a thorough history, and the information they need, so that together you can choose the best screening plan for you.
Why Do I Need a Breast Ultrasound?Heather was just notified that in addition to her mammogram, it was also recommended that she have a breast ultrasound because her breast tissue was dense. She was confused. Why do I need that, she wondered? Is there something wrong and why didn’t they just do the ultrasound in the first place?
Breast cancer remains one of the most common cancers among women, and certainly one that the vast majority of my patients worry about. Breast cancer affects roughly 1 in 8 women. Only cancer that’s more common in women is skin cancer.
Passing a kidney stone is often described as one of the most painful experiences a person can have. Some liken the intensity of the pain to what women experience in labor. If you’ve had one, then you’re at risk of having more in the future.
There are many misconceptions about this very valuable kind of care. Many people think hospice is just for the last weeks or days of a person’s life, but accessing this care much earlier can bring a higher quality of life for the loved one who is ill.