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Putting an end to the confusion: Women want to know when to start breast screening, and how often

Mature woman confused about mammograms
October 1st, 2019
Contributed by Daniel DiPietro, Director of Operations, Neighborhood Radiology With all the conflicting stories in the news, women have reported increased confusion about the recommended starting age and frequency of breast screening. The correct answer—according to the breast cancer experts—is once per year, every year, starting at age 40 or earlier if you are considered […]
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When should women start breast screening, and how often

Female gynecologist helping a patinet get in posicion for a mammogram
September 1st, 2018
The news media almost never get it right. Twenty years ago they told us annual screenings starting at age 40 were the most beneficial. Then they said the age was 50 and over. Then they told us women only needed mammograms at two year intervals. What’s really going on and why all the confusion? The […]
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Do Mammograms Hurt?

Do mammograms hurt
July 22nd, 2018
If you’re due for a mammogram, you may wonder if the test will hurt. Some women may experience discomfort, but it’s still very important to schedule these exams. In this blog, the board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Associates in the greater New York City Metropolitan area explain more about mammograms and how to alleviate any […]
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The Ins and Outs of Hysterosalpingograms

June 25th, 2018
If you’ve had trouble getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, your doctor may recommend a hysterosalpingogram to help detect any issues. What is a hysterosalpingogram? A hysterosalpingogram is a procedure that uses a real-time type of X-ray to examine your fallopian tubes (structures that transport eggs from the ovaries to the uterus) and […]
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What’s the Difference between an Ultrasound or Mammogram for Breast Cancer Detection?

Mammogram or Ultrasound at Neighborhood Radiology
May 31st, 2018
If you’ve had an annual screening mammogram that needs further review, your doctor may suggest you undergo additional testing with either a diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound. Read on to learn the differences between the two procedures and how both can aid in the detection of breast cancer. What Is an Ultrasound? Ultrasound uses sound waves […]
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Self Breast Exam: Step by Step

Neighborhood Radiology Astoria
March 29th, 2018
A self-breast exam provides you with a chance to discover if you might have a problem with one or both breasts that needs further examination. These exams are an important part of detecting possible signs of breast cancer as early as possible, which can significantly improve your chance of having successful treatment. Learn more about […]
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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Neighborhood Radiology - Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
January 26th, 2018
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity for taking steps to increase awareness of this disease and helping women understand how to lower their risk of it. This includes spreading awareness of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is an infection that can increase the risk of cervical cancer. What Is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is a […]
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What are the Benefits of Genetic Testing?

woman physician with young female patient
October 27th, 2017
Genetic testing offers a way for you to find out if you have an increased risk of certain diseases, including breast cancer. For example, women with a BRCA gene mutation have a higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. In order to protect your health, it’s important to understand the benefits of genetic testing and […]
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Breast Cancer Awareness Everyday, Every Month

woman pinning breast cancer ribbon
October 26th, 2017
With October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, coming to an end it’s important to know as much as possible about the disease throughout the year. At Neighborhood Radiology, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness, every day and every month of the year. Breast cancer survival rates have increased in recent years as a direct result of early […]
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