BEYOND PINK

A WDI BLOG

March 25, 2019

Our phones at WDI ring frequently with women asking questions about when to start and stop mammography, and how often to get screened. I hope this ends the confusion.

Why are there conflicting recommendations?  Groups like the The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (US...

October 30, 2018

Are you confused by conflicting recommendations about breast cancer screening? Let’s sort them out.

Have an ANNUAL mammogram. Mammography is still the gold standard because it has been proven time and again to save lives. Only mammography reveals micro calcifications, w...

October 23, 2017

It's that time of year again - October is breast cancer awareness month. My key words in 2017 for breast cancer awareness are individual risk assessment based on breast density and family history.  

I tell all my patients about their breast density results and make...

March 28, 2016

Have you been denied coverage by your health insurance provider for supplementary imaging?

New Jersey women are legally entitled to insurance coverage for supplemental screening if they have extremely dense breasts or are at high risk for breast cancer.   This provision...

February 1, 2016

What is the current consensus on how to screen women with dense breasts?  There isn't one.  I was interviewed about my approach byRadiology Today Magazine for an article on what radiologists are suggesting to patients with dense breasts:

For her practice, Wome...

December 17, 2015

As a breast imaging specialist, who has been reading mammograms for almost 20 years, I am being bombarded with questions by patients and friends about the Canadian National Breast Cancer Study, published on February 4 and now widely disseminated in the US media. The st...

December 17, 2015

Twelve states have enacted laws requiring physicians to inform women when their mammograms show they have dense breast tissue.  New Jersey, my home state, is not one of them.  I helped introduce a breast density inform bill in the New Jersey Senate two years ago; it is...

December 17, 2015

I recently had an opportunity to tour the Myriad Genetics Laboratories Utah headquarters with a group of women’s imaging specialists.  Myriad wanted to familiarize us with the genetic testing process and discuss how we can incorporate genetic testing into our practices...

December 17, 2015

Mammography is in the news again.  I can’t comment on arbitrary studies, especially ones that contradict the overwhelming evidence that mammograms find early breast cancer. Early detection is key to a better outcome.  I repeat my mantra - Mammography isn’t as good as s...

December 17, 2015

I agree with Peggy Orenstein (NYT 4/25: Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer) that the pinking of America is largely a superficial marketing ploy.  Instead of racing for the cure and wearing pink bracelets, women must become more educated about their individual risk prof...

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