Health Trends: Innovations in Breast Cancer Research
Groundbreaking research and the newest technology have improved the chances of early detection, diagnosis and optimal treatment.
Annual mammograms are encouraged for women over the age of 45 and at least every other year after the age of 55, depending on your medical history. What many health providers aren’t telling you is that, between each regular mammogram, great strides are being made in research and detection. So, your experience may change the next time you show up for an exam.
It’s good news, although it may not seem that way at first. After my most recent mammogram, I received the dreaded callback. It had happened a couple of times before. My mother, aunt and oldest sister had been diagnosed with and survived breast cancer. In all three cases, the cancer had been in the early stages. Still, the prospect of the annual mammogram filled me with terror.
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