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45.5% of women with breast cancer choose mastectomy

9 Ways to Keep a Positive Body Image After Breast Cancer

Life after breast cancer is not business as usual, especially if you’ve had a mastectomy. The obvious changes after a partial or full mastectomy are the loss of one or both breasts. The less obvious changes are the emotions tied to your sense of femininity and your body image. Whether you decide on reconstructive surgery [...]

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Number one reason women delay or go without general medical care: “I don’t have time”

5 Reasons Why Breast Cancer is Different For Young Women

Being diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age can be shocking. You might be in the middle of college, just starting your career, or planning on starting a family. Then you are diagnosed with breast cancer and your plans are turned upside down. Here’s a look at how breast cancer for young women is [...]

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Five Important Things to Know About Mammograms

It’s estimated that for every 100,000 women in Utah, 108 will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year. You may know that early detection can lead to successful treatment, but many women are hesitant to schedule a mammogram out of fear or concern of not knowing what to expect. In honor of National Breast [...]

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St. Mark’s Women’s Diagnostic Center Earns the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Designation

Congratulations are in order! The Women’s Diagnostic Center at St. Mark’s Hospital has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR)! We always knew they were excellent, but we like making it official. The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to breast imaging centers [...]

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St. Mark’s Center for Breast Care

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is paramount in order to successfully treat breast cancer and other breast diseases. All women should perform self-examinations regularly and consult a physician right away if they feel anything abnormal. For women over the age of 50, regular mammograms [...]

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