Breast & Pelvic Ultrasound ExamsOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are joining the fight against breast cancer! While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to detect the disease in its early stages! One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and early detection will give you a 98% chance of survival!
During October we are discounting our Breast Ultrasound by $20. These exams are done in our Temecula office and are sent to a radiology group for interpretation.
Breast Ultrasound ExamsCancer is hard to detect in dense breasts.
Research has shown that having dense breasts can be six times more likely to develop cancer and it is harder for a mammogram to detect breast cancer in a dense breast. Breast cancer looks white like breast gland tissue and is easier to see on a mammogram when it is surrounded by fatty tissue, which looks dark. Dense breasts have less fatty tissue and more non-fatty tissue compared to breasts that are not dense. Breast density is not based on how your breasts feel during your self exam and most the time dense breasts are inherited, so if your mother has dense breasts, it’s likely you will too.
So what should you do if your mammogram shows that you have dense breasts?
It’s important to take into account your family history that increases your risk of breast cancer. A breast ultrasound exam is safe and painless because no radiation is involved. Often times these ultrasound exams are not covered by insurance unless your doctor ordered them, but why wait? Our breast ultrasound is affordable and when it comes to my health, I feel I’m worth it and I’m not going to wait to have a doctor order a test.
Pelvic Ultrasound ExamAnother exam for Women’s health that we recently added to our diagnostic exams is the Pelvic ultrasound. The pelvic ultrasound is useful in the investigation of a number of problems including:
- Pelvic pain
- Irregular or infrequent periods
- Heavy or painful periods
- Postmenopausal bleeding
Join us this month in the fight against breast cancer! We support all women in the Temecula Valley and we are committed to fighting cancer at every stage!
For more information call us today at (951)694-8388.
Author: Robin Badillo