Month: October 2019

8 THINGS WOMEN WITH IMPLANTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CANCER SCREENING

1. Implants can hide breast cancer on a screening mammogram The X-rays used in mammograms don’t sufficiently penetrate saline or silicone. So, depending on where a cancer is located, it can be tougher to find on a mammogram. There is a risk of missing a possible cancer on screening mammogram particularly if it is behind the …

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Breast Cancer Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Ladies, this should signal in our minds the importance of screening for breast cancer. Cancer screening should begin at the age of 40 years, however, there are some exceptions to this rule. For women with a positive family history of breast or ovarian cancer, screening should begin at 35 …

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