When it comes to mammograms, there’s a new technology in town and it shows great promise in early breast cancer detection. 3D mammograms are becoming a wide-spread tool in combating breast cancer. Approved in 2011 by the FDA, 3D mammograms’ radiation exposure is only slightly higher than the regular 2D mammogram, and takes about the same amount of time.
Post-menopause can be a drastic adjustment for many women. Your body has undergone a significant physical change. With that come certain increased risks due to a sharp decrease in your estrogen and other hormones. Some women may choose hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to deal with menopausal symptoms and health risks, although HRT itself can increase the risk of certain diseases.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and every year this month serves as a way to increase awareness about breast cancer, raise money for research, and educate women on early detection. In October, women everywhere, and the families of those suffering from breast cancer will wear pink, walk, fund raise, and participate in a variety of events designed to support those fighting the illness.
You can encourage greater health among friends and co-workers by having some fun while you encourage women to receive their annual mammogram. The Imaging Center for Women, a facility uniquely designed with women in mind, offers free party style Mammo and ManiCure events in which a mini-manicure and refreshments are provided at no cost.