November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know... 1 in 16 people in the U.S. will develop lung cancer in their lifetime. Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women Each year, more people die of l…

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Mammography Myth #06: I don’t have any symptoms of breast cancer or a family history, so I don’t need to have an annual mammogram. Fact: The American College of Radiology recommends annual screening mammograms for all women over the age of 40, reg…

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Mammography Myth #05: I had a normal mammogram last year, so I don’t need another one this year. Fact: Screening mammography is detection, not prevention. Having a normal mammogram is great news, but it does not guarantee that future mammograms wi…

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Mammography Myth #04: Mammograms are painful. Fact: Everyone’s pain threshold is different, but the compression involved in a mammogram is more often described as temporary discomfort. How do mammograms work?A mammogram detects changes in the bre…

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Mammography Myth #03: A mammogram will expose me to an unsafe level of radiation. Fact: While a mammogram does use radiation, it is a very small amount and is always within medical guidelines. How much radiation am I actually exposed to during a …

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