Everyone has some risk of developing breast cancer. In the U.S., one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
Any diagnosis of breast cancer is difficult, but when you’re under age 50, you can add surprise and shock to the list of reactions. While breast cancer is rare in younger women, the disease can and sometimes does strike early.
By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN Over the past two decades, exercise-oncology research, particularly with breast cancer, has made great strides and revealed very positive results. The research confirms that “exercise plays a vital role in improving cardiopulmonary function, psychological events, muscular strength, and endurance in breast cancer survivors” (1).
Information about breast cancer screenings can be confusing. It seems like new recommendations are coming out all the time, and each recommendation is different from the last one. Michelle Price, MD, co-medical director of the Fortunato Breast Health Center, helps us to understand some important breast health issues.
Not everything you may hear or read about breast cancer is true. Dr. Michelle Price, breast imaging specialist at the Fortunato Breast Health Center, helps set the record straight on 10 common myths.
Nearly half of all women age 40 and older who get mammograms are found to have dense breasts. Dense breast tissue refers to the way breast tissue looks on a mammogram. It’s a normal and common finding. Breast tissue is made up of milk glands, milk ducts, and supportive tissue (dense breast tissue), and fatty…
Q& A with Dr. Michelle Price If there’s no breast cancer in my family do I really need to worry about it? Less than 10 percent of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, which unfortunately means that breast cancer can happen to anyone. That’s why early detection is critical and can be a life-saving…
The American Cancer Society released new guidelines this week regarding mammography screening that have sparked great discussion among medical professionals. Michelle Price, MD, co-medical director of the Fortunato Breast Health Center, provided some insight into the discussion: