Dense Breasts and Breast Cancer Screenings
#SoooBoca is incredibly proud of the partnership we have built with West Boca Medical Center and The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging Center. Knowledge is power and we are happy to leverage ours to spread important information about breast health and this fabulous community resource.
Breast cancer screenings are important. This undisputed fact is regularly shared by medical professionals, the media, family, and friends. When breast cancer is diagnosed early, recovery is significantly more likely.
However, did you know that women with dense breasts are at a higher risk for breast cancer? And that detection can be more challenging? Many women may be unaware that they have dense breasts and uninformed regarding issues they may need to know.
What Are Dense Breasts?
According to the CDC, “Breast density reflects the amount of fibrous and glandular tissue in a woman’s breasts compared with the amount of fatty tissue in the breasts, as seen on a mammogram.”
How Do You Know If You Have Dense Breasts
Research Indicates Nearly 50% Of Women Age 40+ Have Dense Breasts
Breast density can affect the radiologists ability to distinguish between healthy tissue and tumors. This may lead to unidentified cancer and a lack of important follow up testing. Women with dense breasts are advised to schedule breast ultrasounds or MRIs in addition to their regular mammograms.
The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging
Those of us who live in the area are incredibly fortunate to have West Boca Medical Center in our community, on 441 between Palmetto Park Road and Glades Road. Among many of its services, The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging, a top notch diagnostic breast imaging center, is right here in central Boca Raton at The Garden Shops at Boca Del Mar, 7070 W Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33433.
In fact, The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiology. Among the breast health screenings they provide are breast MRIs, breast ultrasounds, diagnostic imaging, and mammograms. The breadth of their services illustrates their continued commitment to the health of our community.
Breast Cancer Awareness Posts
Breast Cancer Quiz
Are you wondering how much you know about breast cancer? Take the quiz! West Boca Medical Center has a 3-4 minute breast cancer quiz on their website that you can take to be more informed.
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Do Me A Favor
As we end a year and begin another new one, please take a few minutes to schedule your mammograms. As a matter of fact schedule all of those doctor appointments you my have put off due to what ever the reason. Lets make a pinky swear that by December 31st, you will have scheduled your appointments, especially your mammogram!
About Michele Bellisari
Michele Bellisari is the founder of #SoooBoca® Lifestyle & Media based in Boca Raton and a Realtor with Real Broker. If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Boca Raton and any of the surrounding cities let her help you out! Thinking of purchasing a vacation home? Michele blogs, vlogs, posts and shares all things Boca Raton, South Florida & Beyond from events, people, food, travel, home decor, fashion, beauty and real estate! You can find more at www.soooboca.com and on all the socials @soooboca. Information in this post should be verified with your accountant, attorney and or financial planner as well as the state of Florida.