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Shields MR...Why? 8 Breast MRI Questions Answered

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- an annual campaign to increase awareness of a disease that will affect 1 in 8 U.S. women over the course of their lifetimes. Awareness can lead to increased support for research, diagnosis and treatment... Continued

Breast Cancer Awareness: Breast Cancer Screening Options

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

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.” Continued

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

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... Continued

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

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

Christina Applegate's breast cancer diagnosis came from an MRI: Why hasn't my doctor recommended one?

image source: google Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36 after a breast MRI and has been an advocate for the benefits of screening ever since. In particular, she has been very public about her feelings on the... Continued

Three questions to ask your doctor when he says "MRI."

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be a very helpful tool at diagnosing many problems ranging from orthopedic to neurological to breast. However, as a patient, you want to be sure that the MRI is necessary and helpful to your situation. The... Continued

Breast Screening Guidelines for Women including Breast MRI

    Type of Test Who should have it How often Self Breast Exam Self exams are performed to detect changes that could lead to breast cancer. These exams help you to learn what is normal for your breast tissue. Most of the time... Continued

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