For most of a woman’s life the question has always been “how often should I get a mammogram at my age?” Now, as technology continues to advance, there is a new question to ask your doctor: “Should I get a 3-D mammogram?”
Here’s some information that will explain what a 3-D mammogram is, how it is different from the long standing 2-D digital mammograms most women are familiar with, and if you should opt for the new version.
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According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime.
While some factors that increase your chance of getting breast cancer are out of your control, such as age and family history, there are some things you can do to decrease your chance of developing invasive breast cancer: Continue reading “Breast Cancer Prevention Tips”
Birmingham OBGYN will soon begin offering mammography services to our patients. Still haven’t gotten your first mammogram? Here are a few facts about mammograms every woman should know:
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Early diagnosis is a life saver
BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 19, 2015) – Birmingham OB/Gyn introduces breast tomosynthesis or 3D mammography at its St. Vincent’s Birmingham location providing women with convenient, local access to this state-of-the-art technology. Conventional mammography images the entire breast in one exposure, resulting in a 2D picture in which features can be hidden by overlapping tissue. 3D mammography takes images from multiple angles and uses computer processing to build these “slices” into a 3D image that a radiologist can manipulate to get a clearer view. To schedule your 3D mammogram appointment at Birmingham OB/Gyn please visit our website, https://birminghamobgyn.com, or call (205) 933-8334.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. One in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. Early detection is the key to survival. 3D mammography has been shown to improve detection of invasive cancers by 41 percent over conventional 2D mammography and reduce unnecessary callbacks and follow-up tests by 40 percent. The exam benefits all women, including those with dense breasts.
About Birmingham OB/Gyn – Birmingham OB/GYN, P.C. is proud to offer professional, expert, and courteous health care with a touch of personal and caring attention. Each of our physicians is highly trained, and board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Offering a full range of gynecologic and obstetrical services and procedures. Birmingham OB/GYN offers imaging services including 4-D ultrasound, bone density and 3D mammography. We are proud of our caring and compassionate office staff whose commitment is to make your visit with us a pleasurable one.
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