You Probably Won’t Get BREAST Cancer

You Probably Won’t Get BREAST Cancer

It’s great that every October, efforts are made to increase awareness of breast cancer. To be clear, though, you probably won’t get this illness. In the United States, the estimated lifetime risk for a woman to get breast cancer is about 8% (about 1 in 12). While this...
Detecting Breast Cancer: Mammography Vs Thermography

Detecting Breast Cancer: Mammography Vs Thermography

First of all, let me be clear that when I say I still “like” mammograms I am not saying that I “enjoy” mammograms. Nobody relishes the idea of getting their breast squished between two cold plates of a giant machine. I don’t feel nervous on my way to a mammogram...
This Hormone Does Cause Cancer

This Hormone Does Cause Cancer

Last month I got a call no doctor wants to get. My patient Helen (never real names of my patients) told me she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is possible to be lucky with cancer, and we think this is the case for her. Early stage, caught on a mammogram, but...
Do I Get A Mammogram Or Not?

Do I Get A Mammogram Or Not?

If I could wave a magic wand over all midlife women, I would simply want us all to not be afraid. Breast cancer is one of our biggest fears at this time of life, and with good reason. Even though over our lifetime, 87% of women will NOT get diagnosed with breast...