Survivor Story: Joyce Isom

We can go on and on about the importance of mammograms until we’re blue in the face. But sometimes it takes hearing about a person’s real life experience to really drive our message home. With that in mind, we bring you an important survivor story from Joyce Isom: When I turned 40, I got my […]

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I found a breast lump. Does that mean I have breast cancer?

Finding a breast lump can be alarming, but it does not necessarily mean you have breast cancer. A breast lump can result from many benign conditions including fibrocystic changes, a cyst or fibroadenoma. If you feel a breast lump, notice changes in the breast skin or nipple discharge, you should contact your physician promptly for […]

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Should breast pain cause me to be concerned about breast cancer?

Breast pain is the most common breast related complaint among women. Nearly 70% of women experience it at some point in their lives and approximately 15% of women require treatment. Breast pain may occur in one or both breasts or in the underarm region of the body. Usually, breast pain does not indicate breast cancer, […]

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The Truth About Call Backs

Here’s the scenario: Girl schedules mammogram. Girl gets mammogram. Girl receives a call back that she needs additional testing. Girl freaks out. While this reaction to a call back is very common, additional testing call backs actually occur somewhat regularly, and usually just mean that an additional test needs to be performed in order to […]

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Get the Facts: Recent Canadian Mammography Study Flawed, but How?

What happens when “flawed” studies get media attention? Lives are at stake—which is why we turn to the experts to help us determine what’s right and wrong. If you’ve heard about a recent Canadian study (known as the Canadian National Breast Screening Study [CNBSS]) debating the benefits of mammography published in the British Medical Journal […]

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LCI: Project PINK—Breast Care for the Uninsured and Underserved

Mammography is an essential screening, but may not make the family budget for women without health insurance. The Levine Cancer Institute in partnership with Charlotte Radiology is making sure that women in our community have access to life-saving screenings through Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK. Check out the video clip below for more information on […]

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Small Actions Make a Big Difference

Charlotte Radiology and Belk have partnered together for the Mobile Mammography program, providing women with a more convenient option for breast cancer screening. The Belk Gives on the Go Mobile Breast Center provides screenings in a convenient, compassionate environment, featuring private dressing rooms and most appointments completed in less than 30 minutes. Charlotte Radiology’s licensed […]

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What Does Breast Cancer Look Like?

Thanks to the folks over at Worldwide Breast Cancer for sharing their educational materials—this one we found to be very helpful. Sixty-five percent of their participants felt more confident in their ability to recognize breast cancer symptoms after seeing this graphic, and we hope it helps you to feel the same. If you find signs […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Fact or Fiction?

Fact or fiction? True or false? With the variety of web-based health information sources and the constant changes taking place in medicine, it’s difficult to determine the truth when it comes to your health. Take a closer look at your breast health and get the real TRUTH about early detection and breast cancer.   Myth: […]

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Breast Density Bill: A Boost for Breast Health!

The Breast Density Notification and Awareness Bill, approved by North Carolina legislation, goes into full effect on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. The bill requires all mammography providers to inform women of their breast density level as interpreted on their mammogram.   What is breast density? Density measures the amount of fatty, glandular and fibrous tissue […]

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