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There’s A New Tool To Screen For Breast Cancer In Women At Higher Risk At Holy Redeemer Health System

Mammograms can miss cancer in women with dense breast tissue. A machine called A-bus – the Automated Breast Ultrasound System – is now being used at Holy Redeemer Health System.


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Screening For Cancer Is Critical

When should cancer screening – like mammograms and colonoscopies – be done? Here are some guidelines.


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Health: Local Mammogram Offers Spa-like Experience

Annual mammograms can help find the cancer early, but the screening can be uncomfortable for many women. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on how one south Jersey health system is trying to change that.


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Mercy Hospital Offers Mammogram With A Manicure

A local hospital is holding a walk-in session for women needing mammograms, and the event has a free twist.


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Regular Mammograms Are A Must

Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in North American women. A mammogram is the only screening test shown to reduce breast cancer-related mortality.


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Breast Cancer Specialist Says You’re Never Too Old For A Mammogram

Dr. Gordon Schwartz, director of the Breast Care Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, says whether you’re 55 or 95, if you’re healthy enough to stand, you can get the mammogram, so do it every year.



Health: 3-D Mammography

There is now breakthrough technology that could revolutionize how breast cancer is detected, but some are questioning its safety.


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Health Watch: Mammogram Decline

Elizabeth Edwards, who died Tuesday from breast cancer, admitted she sometimes skipped getting a mammogram.