Joseph D Calandra, MD
Karen Mass, MD
Bone Density Test
Dense Breast Evaluation
Tips for Giving Yourself a Breast Exam at Home
Dec 01, 2023
Screening mammograms are the gold standard for detecting breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. But that doesn’t mean you can skip your monthly at-home breast exams. Breast self-exams keep you on top of your own breast health.
5 Ways to Promote Bone Health in Your 30s and 40s
Nov 10, 2023
You don’t want to wait until you hit menopause to discover that your bones aren’t everything they should be. Take action now —while you’re still in your 30s or 40s — to ensure that your bones build new cells, retain minerals, and stay strong.
What to Expect During and After Your Breast Biopsy
Oct 02, 2023
After your annual mammogram, it’s scary enough when your doctor tells you that you need a second, diagnostic mammogram to evaluate areas of concern. But when you learn that they need a biopsy too, you’re not sure what to expect. Here’s what happens.
Diagnostic vs. Screening Mammograms: Understanding the Difference
Sep 01, 2023
When your doctor tells you that you need a diagnostic mammogram, you’re confused. You just had a mammogram! Isn’t that supposed to tell whether you have cancer or not? Why do you have to get a diagnostic mammogram? Learn more here.
Why Do Dense Breasts Need More Mammograms?
Aug 08, 2023
After you go in for your yearly mammogram, you figure your job is done. Then the results come back and your doctor says that you have “dense breasts.” They want to perform another mammogram and other tests, too. Why? Are dense breasts dangerous?
Breast Cancer Prevention: How to Reduce Your Risk
Jul 14, 2023
A mammogram is an important screening tool that can catch breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages. But you can do even more to protect your breasts than get regular mammograms. Here’s how to reduce your risk for breast cancer.
Ultrasounds Aren't Just For Pregnancy: Learn What Else They Are Used For
Jun 07, 2023
The only time you’ve encountered ultrasounds is when a friend or family member hands you a B&W printout of their little baby-in-process. But ultrasound images aren’t just used for pregnancy. They aid your health in many ways. Here’s how.
What to Expect from a Bone Density Test
May 18, 2023
If your doctor recommends a bone density test (BDT), also called a DEXA scan, you may wonder what’s involved. Do you have to prepare for a BDT? And after you get your results, what do they mean? Will you have to take medication? Learn here.
When Should I Start Getting Mammograms?
Apr 17, 2023
An estimated 264,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Women in their 40s need to add mammograms to their preventive health care plan to lower the risk for complications.
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