Tag: breast cancer

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What is Breast Health Awareness?

Information about breast health is widely promoted in healthcare settings; the goal is to increase breast health awareness. While it is a common concern for many people, information can be confusing. Here are some misconceptions we clarify: Having any lump […]

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The Road to Recovery

A breast cancer diagnosis can provoke a wide range of responses. From anxiety to fear to helplessness, these feelings can add up to a great deal of stress. While there are many resources available, it’s not always easy to know […]

How Is Breast Cancer Treated?

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be both scary and overwhelming. Individuals who are affected may have many questions ─ but don’t be afraid to ask them.

Detecting Breast Cancer Early with Breast Awareness and Mammography

Many women grew up hearing that monthly self-breast exams can protect them from breast cancer. From clinical experiences, we see that breast awareness and mammography are both essential to detecting breast cancer early.

What You Can Expect During a Breast Biopsy

If your doctor finds a breast lump or sees a suspicious area in a mammogram or sonogram, he or she may recommend that you get a breast biopsy. You might wonder, what is a breast biopsy? Biopsy is an effective way […]

Coping with Breast Cancer

About 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop breast cancer. Breast cancer impacts not only the individual, but also the individual’s personal relationships. A breast cancer diagnosis can be scary, but learning how to cope with this illness can help […]

Breast Cancer – Early Detection is the Best Protection

  What is breast cancer? Breast cancer occurs when the cells in your breasts become abnormal and grow out of control to form tumors. It is the most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death […]

Breast Cancer Support Group – Look Good Feel Better Session

In October, the Health Center held a special Look Good Feel Better session during its monthly breast cancer support group. The breast cancer support group is a culturally sensitive and language appropriate cancer support group that supports Chinese American women […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Understanding Dense Breast Tissue

With this month being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to touch on an issue common among Asian women. In New York State, radiologists are required to inform women if they have dense breasts along with the results of their […]