Three-dimensional mammograms have been available in the U.S. since 2011 (originally used in conjunction with a conventional two-dimensional scan), but you may not have gotten one yet, as many insurance companies are just beginning to cover them. I had one, but wouldn’t have known about it if my doctor hadn’t asked if I wanted it. […]
According to a recent study published by JAMA Psychiatry, alcohol consumption is on the rise, but so is the prevalence of Dry January followers and teetotalers participating in wellness trends such as the Whole30 diet. Women, in particular, have a complex relationship with alcohol, and the holidays can bring this to the fore. Below are some facts […]
The new guidelines, according to Dr. Ross, aren’t designed to lessen your chances of prevention. Rather, they address the inherent flaws with the mammogram as a breast cancer screening tool. While mammograms are still a good and viable way to detect slow-growing tumors, they have proven to be largely ineffective in catching smaller, deadlier ones.
Rumors, misinformation, and half-truths: breast cancer seems to attract more of these than almost any other disease. By the time a new patient has come to see me for the first time, she’s usually learned all kinds of “facts” about breast cancer from friends, from family members, and from looking online—and is terrified about her prospects as […]