Tag : breast cancer

Why 3D Mammograms Are Essential for Women Over 40

Experts say three-dimensional images provide a clearer diagnosis, especially for women with dense breast tissue. For women with an average risk of breast cancer, mammograms beginning at age 40 are recommended by many medical professionals. The American Society of Breast…

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Foundation Connects Breast Cancer Patients, Seniors with Home Care and Funding

Cheryl Kay Stawovy lost her life to breast cancer in 2013, but a foundation created in her name soon after has ensured that her legacy and life’s passion live on. Also formed in 2013, the Pennsylvania-based Cheryl Kay Foundation has…

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When Breast Cancer Metastasizes to the Brain

Sometimes cancer doesn’t stay in its original place. Metastatic cancer means the cancer has left its primary site and spread—that could be to the liver, brain, bones, or lungs. In the case of brain-metastatic breast cancer, it is the breast…

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A Blip on the Screen of Life

“Most of the time, things seen on mammos and ultrasounds are not bad,” Laurie Gaughan said. But in her case, being an ultrasonographer at PinnacleHealth, she had more expertise than most of us when viewing her diagnostic results and, therefore,…

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Breast Cancer Risks, Symptoms, and New Revelations on Early Detection

There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” – Ann Jillian Twelve percent of women today will develop invasive breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die from it this year alone, reports Breastcancer.org. That’s why…

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Breast Cancer Survivors

Long-time Survivor Credits ‘Attitude’ Often the woman herself discovers the cancer. That was true with Donna Davidson, who found a lump in her breast during self-examination in October 1998. While director of Heart Walk at the American Heart Association, Mitzi…

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