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Breast Cancer: It's Not Only a "Woman's Disease"

With breast cancer affecting one in eight women in the United States, it’s clear to see why a pink ribbon was deemed the breast cancer symbol. But should there be a drop of blue in this sea of pink?

The 7 Ways You Can Best Prevent Breast Cancer

Today, breast cancer affects one in eight women — that’s nearly 12 percent of the U.S. population. And unlike many years ago, it’s affecting many more women (roughly 85 percent of new cases) with no family history of the disease.

Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall, Thanks to Early Detection

The American Cancer Society recently reported that from 1989 to 2015, the number of deaths caused by breast cancer has declined nearly 40 percent. That translates to more than 322,000 averted deaths.

9 Quotes About Cancer That Will Inspire You

If you know someone battling cancer, pass along some of these famous and inspiring quotes.

5 Signs of Breast Cancer You May Not be Looking For

One of the main signs of breast cancer in women (and many men) is a lump. For years, doctors have urged women to check themselves for lumps, in addition to their regularly scheduled mammograms. But is a lump the only way to detect breast cancer, aside from a mammogram? New studies suggest, no.

Spotlight On: Digital Mammography

In just 60 years, the technology behind breast imaging, and mammograms specifically, has come a long way. In the 1960s, radiologists performed mammograms by laying a flat x-ray machine against a woman’s chest. Decades later, radiologists discovered that compressing a woman’s breast between two x-ray machines gave a more detailed picture, and the standard mammogram was born. Now, years later, radiologists are benefiting from digital mammograms.

8 Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors

As of March 2017, there are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. That’s 3.1 million people whose lives have been forever changed. For many of them, their goal after cancer treatment is simply just to go back to normal life. So much of your cancer recovery is out of your control, but there are a few things you can do to reduce your likelihood of your breast cancer recurring, and live a happy, healthy life.

Can Smog Raise Your Risk of Having Breast Cancer?

Though smog alone is not in and of itself considered a “cancer causing agent,” women who live in highly polluted areas are more likely to have dense breasts — a known risk factor for breast cancer.

Cancer News: Breast Cancer Deaths Continue Yearly Decline

We’re proud to report that the breast cancer death rate has fallen 38 percent since 1990! These findings come from a recent analysis of newly added 2014 data to the National Cancer Institute SEER database by Dr. R. Edward Hendricks.

Medical Arts Radiology Opens New Division: PURE Mammography

Have you heard? It’s now easier than ever to get a mammogram. Medical Arts Radiology is proud to announce the opening of the first screening mammography site located inside a Long Island mall - PURE Mammography at the Smith Haven Mall.