Mammograms During COVID-19

Regular health screenings with precautions are a valuable tool to help keep people healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, screenings including annual mammograms have come to a stop since the pandemic began. One study, from the electronic medical records system Epic, found that screening mammograms...

Don’t Be Alarmed if You Need Another Mammogram or Ultrasound

There are numerous reasons why a radiologist may elect to ask for additional views or ultrasounds after reading your mammogram. They are viewing a three-dimensional object in two dimensions. Overlapping tissue can create densities on the mammogram that appear as a mass or area termed “architectural...

Fort Bend Junior Service League Launching the 2020 Sugar Plum Marketplace: A Virtual Shopping Affair

Amidst the current global health crisis, the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is set to launch Sugar Plum Marketplace – A Virtual Shopping Affair, presented by FBJSL and Title Sponsor Memorial Hermann Sugar Land.  The eagerly anticipated online event will take place November 3rd through November...

Catching an Evasive Killer: Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Often mistaken by women as a rash or skin infection, Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)  is one of the most aggressive and deadliest forms of breast cancer. Although IBC is rare, accounting for only one percent to five percent of all new breast cancer cases in the United States, it can be one of the most...

Common Breast Cancer Myths: The Truth About Breast Cancer

While early detection and advances in treatment have created millions of breast cancer survivors, it remains the second-deadliest cancer affecting American women. As oncologists, we often hear misconceptions about the disease from patients. It’s important to have the facts and dispel common myths...

Recognizing the Risks of Breast Cancer

When I perform annual well-woman exams, I talk to my patients about breast cancer awareness. Women should do breast self-examinations to be aware of how their breasts normally feel and look. If they notice any changes, such as lumps, discharge or other abnormalities, they should seek medical attention...

Early Detection: Having a Mammogram Could Save Your Life!

You’ve heard the statistics before. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. You might think you’re safe from breast cancer if no one in your family has had it, but family history is only one of the factors that determines your risk for the disease. “Breast cancer is the...

Fighting Breast Cancer: Early Detection Is Key

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with skin cancers being an exception. Screening tests and early detection can find cancer early when chances for survival are highest. It is important to know your risk for breast cancer. Talking to both sides of your family is important so you can become...

Improved Breast Awareness Through Wellness Education: The Lymphatic Drainage System

The most underrated purifying system in the human body is the Lymphatic System, an integral part of the immune system. It is a person’s “Life Flow System.” This system and all of its capillaries are a major part of the body’s cleansing of excess toxic waste. The body contains three quarts of blood...