Breast Cancer

January 31, 2020

Get Screened for Cancer Regularly

Taking place every February 4, World Cancer Day empowers individuals and communities to show support, raise awareness and encourage screening to identify cancer when it is most treatable. Cancer symptoms can be easy to overlook. In some cases, the disease will occur with no noticeable signs or ones that develop only in advanced stages. This […]

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October 9, 2019

Dense Breast Ultrasound – Helen Sandven, MD, on ABUS Breast Tissue Screening

Dense breast tissue puts women at greater risk for having undiagnosed breast cancer. 3D whole breast ultrasound, also known as ABUS, is recommended annually for women with dense breasts. Because younger women more often have dense breasts, younger women benefit from this screening tool. Here’s what else to know about ABUS and how it works […]

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October 31, 2018

I Am the Eight Women – Am I at Risk or High Risk for Breast Cancer?

By Ferriss Roberts One in eight woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This year, about 320,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. More than 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year. There are an estimated 3.1 million breast cancer survivors currently living in the US. At 27, I […]

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October 18, 2018

Camp Bluebird — Celebrating 25 Years of Support for Cancer Survivors

For many, the words “summer camp” conjure great memories, and Mission Health’s Camp Bluebird is no exception. What makes Camp Bluebird unique is the campers – and the life-changing experience they share: a diagnosis of cancer. Sure, there’s tons of laughter, bonfires and even s’mores, but there are also reiki (healing touch therapy) sessions, Q&As […]

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October 15, 2018

Be a Screen Queen: How to Self-Check Your Breasts with TLC

October is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer and prevention. One in eight American woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Men are also susceptible to this disease, though not as frequently as women. In 2015, there were more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States. In that same […]

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October 12, 2018

Stress Less for Breast Surgeries – Savi Scout®

Radio waves help surgeons pinpoint cancerous tumors Just hearing “you have breast cancer” can send any woman’s mind racing. For many of the 266,000 women diagnosed each year with invasive breast cancer, the stress doesn’t stop there. Surgery day often means two procedures. Traditionally, a wire is placed in a women’s breast at an imaging […]

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July 21, 2018

A Small Bump in the Road: Early Detection was Key in Debbie Ellis’ Fight Against Breast Cancer

By Ronnie Musselwhite They’re four words no woman ever wants to hear: You have breast cancer. Unfortunately, doctors utter that phrase more than 330,000 times each year in the United States alone. Debbie Ellis was on the receiving end of that all too-common refrain in June 2012. While reviewing results from her annual mammogram, a […]

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April 10, 2018

Ask the Doc – Pelvic Pain, Cancer Screenings for Women

Ellen Hearty, MD, of Mission Women’s Care, answers questions about cancer screenings for women and pelvic pain. Q: How important are cancer screenings for women? A: Cancer screening is an essential component of preventative health. Starting at age 21, women should see their primary care provider or OB/GYN to start getting Pap smears. The interval […]

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April 10, 2018

A Thank You Note to the Team at Mission Breast Center

When Sharon Boyd sent a hand-written message of appreciation to the team at Mission Breast Center, it warmed their hearts. We are humbled and honored to share Sharon’s note here: I am writing to express my thanks and gratitude to the wonderful staff at Mission Breast Center. Over the past couple months, I had several […]

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October 30, 2017

Your First Mammogram – What to Expect

By Janet Magruder, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN Mission Breast Program A mammogram is an important step in taking care of yourself and your breasts. Early detection of breast cancer is the key to successful treatment. Over the years, there has been much debate over breast cancer screening and there are conflicting recommendations from various organizations. […]

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