What to expect at your first mammogram

When your doctor tells you it’s time to schedule your first mammogram you’ll probably have questions on what to expect. Here are some tips and suggestions to help make your first and subsequent appointments as smooth as possible. Early Detection is key. Don’t put off your mammogram. Having a mammogram is one of the best […]

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Celebrating Geneticist Mary-Claire King – Discovering the BRCA1 gene

Affecting one in eight women in the United States, the impact of breast cancer touches nearly everyone. We want to celebrate the accomplishments of advocate and geneticist Mary-Claire King, whose ground breaking research revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Born in a suburb of Chicago, Mary-Claire King developed an interest in solving mysteries […]

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Heather’s Story

In 2011, at only 36 years old, Heather felt a mass in her right breast. Her mother, who was previously diagnosed with breast cancer, urged Heather to get the lump examined by a doctor. Heather made an appointment at Planned Parenthood and was seen by a doctor at that facility the next week. After the […]

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