5 Reasons for Breast screening

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Nina Vincoff, MD, is chief of the Division of Breast Imaging and chief of ambulatory strategy and patient experience at Northwell Health. She has more than 18 years of experience in radiology, specializing in women’s imaging, and is an assistant professor of radiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

“Mammograms may not be enough…..”

(Dr Nina Vincoff)

Women who have dense breasts — determined using mammography — have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Dense breast tissue can also make cancers more difficult to see on mammography. For women with dense breasts, ultrasound (or “sonography”) can help improve cancer detection. For some women who are at high risk due to family history, genetic conditions or other factors, breast MRI is recommended. Women who think they may be at increased risk should consult their physician.

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