Catherine S. Giess, MD, is Chief of the Division of Breast Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.
Breast Cancer Screening: Understanding the Guidelines
Approximately one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. This post is designed to outline breast cancer screening guidelines.
Breast Density: Why Is It Important?
Dense breast tissue may increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer, and detection of breast cancer using mammography is more difficult in women with dense breast tissue.
Who is Reading Your Mammogram?
Detecting subtle changes in early breast cancer can be very challenging. Studies have shown that radiologists specializing in breast imaging outperform non-specialist radiologists in detecting breast cancer.