Shields Health Care Group Blog

Putting Off Your Mammogram? Here are the top myths about mammography debunked.

Posted by Mary Scanlan

 

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Tags: mammo, breast cancer, mammogram, Breast screening,, breast cancer awareness

Screening for breast cancer in high-risk patients - MRI or mammogram?

Posted by Lisa Campisi

Emmy-award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and announced it using a startling statistic: “One in eight women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.”

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Tags: breast cancer, mammogram, breast MRI, Breast screening,

Is it 40 or 50? Clearing up the Confusion about Mammography Age Recommendations.

Posted by Lisa Campisi

Early detection remains the best way to improve survival rates of breast cancer. Millions of women know the importance of and participate in regularly scheduled screening mammograms, but there has been varied recommendations in the news around the age guidelines for screening mammograms. Below is some important information about screening guidelines about why you should have your first annual screening mammogram starting at age 40.

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Tags: mammography, mammogram, breast MRI, lowell general hospital

Self-refer and self-pay for a breast MRI scan? Yes, you can... and right on Cape Cod.

Posted by Lisa Campisi

The wave of the future in breast cancer screening is now available only on Cape Cod.

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Tags: breast cancer, mammography, mammogram, breast MRI, Breast screening,

Women's Health - Mammography debate continues

Posted by Carmel Shields

A recently released study from Sweden is fostering debate over what age women should get mammograms.

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Tags: mammo, breast cancer, mammography, mammogram, MRI, MR