Genetic testing for breast cancer provides an opportunity for people to learn if their breast cancer or if a family history of breast cancer could be due to an inherited gene mutation. If so, this increases the risk for breast cancer.
Talk to twenty women who have had more than one mammogram in their life, and you will get several different answers to the question: “Is a mammogram painful?”
Uncomfortable and scary may be a common answer. A few might say painful, but it only lasted a few seconds. Others may say it was no big deal.
Anxiety about the test, your personal pain threshold, and the technician all play a huge part in a woman’s perspective relative to their mammogram
Let’s discover a few tips to reduce any discomfort during a mammogram, and review why a mammogram should be an essential part of a woman’s health plan.
Can you believe we’re approaching the end of the year already? In November and December, our office will be closed on a few select days so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
I am pleased to announce that Karen Beth Weinshelbaum, MD will be joining our radiology practice in September at Gainesville Women’s Center for Radiology. She is a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist with specialized Fellowship Training in Mammography. She looks forward to meeting you! – Dr.Weinshelbaum
State of the Art care
Dr.Arlene Weinshelbaum established the Gainesville Women’s Center for Radiology in 1982 with the primary goal of saving lives through the early detection of breast cancer. To learn more about our practice visit our First Facts section.
Still haven’t gotten your first mammogram? Here are a few facts about mammograms every woman should know: Continue reading “Mammogram Facts: Everything You Need to Know”