Over the past decade, the phrases ‘BRCA 1’ and ‘BRCA 2’ went mainstream as genetic testing to assess breast cancer risk became common. But, now, doctors are telling patients whose tests were negative to get retested.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The National Cancer Institute estimates that this year alone there will be 232,340 new cases of breast cancer in women and 2,240 new cases of breast cancer in men. Help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer by signing up for The Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 19th and going out to support those participating in the Komen 3-day on Nov 1-3rd. For more information go to Komen-Dallas.org or The3Day.org. And to find out if you are eligible for a free mammogram at the YWCA please go to YWCADallas.org.
One of the biggest mammography centers in North Texas is now using a new form of breast examination that could eventually make the traditional mammography obsolete.
New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggest mammography screenings should be personalized, based on the woman’s age, breast density, family history and other factors.
A new study is raising questions about the current government recommendations determining when women should get breast cancer screenings.