Diagnostic Mammography

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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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 Health at Every Age

Look down at your chest. See those bumps smiling back at you? They are with you for the long haul. You need them and they need you. So you may as well try to make each other happy. You can do this first by picking up some breast healthy habits beginning in your 20s and […]

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Breast Health Questions to Ask Your OBGYN/PCP

We try to provide women with as much breast health information as possible here on our blog. But there are still certain questions that are best answered by your own OBGYN or primary care provider (PCP), including those listed below.   Are there any warning signs I should be aware of during or between monthly […]

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So, What is a Mammogram? (Screening vs. Diagnostic)

We talk a lot about mammography on this blog, and it’s certainly an important part of what we do. And although most women are at least somewhat familiar with mammography, did you know that there are actually two different kinds of mammograms: screening and diagnostic? It’s important to understand the distinction.   Mammography Overview There’s […]

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