Breast Care

  • Modernizing Breast Cancer Screening

    Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that they are looking to make improvements to the way they oversee mammography services, and the information communicated to patients. The goal is to provide patients with all necessary information, so that they may be empowered when considering important decisions regarding their breast health care. "Mammograms of dense breasts—breasts with a higher proportion of fibroglandular tissue compared to fatty tissue—can be difficult to interpret because the dense tissue can obscure signs of breast cancer and lower the sensitivity of the image. Dense breasts have also been identified as a risk factor for...