breast cancer

Six Reasons to Get a Mammogram (and What to Expect When You Do)

Linda C. Wieczynski, MS, RN, Clinical Coordinator, MedStar Health Cancer Network January 31, 2020

Nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and it’s the second leading…

Why it’s important to get a mammogram, and what to expect when you do.

Linda C. Wieczynski, MS, RN, Clinical Coordinator, MedStar Health Cancer Network February 12, 2021

Nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and it’s the second leading…

Why you shouldn’t delay cancer screenings.

May 06, 2021

In 2020, cancer diagnoses plummeted by 50%, as many people delayed routine physicals and cancer screenings that have been proven…

Time for a mammogram? How high-tech imaging protects women before and after breast cancer.

Jennifer Son, MD October 06, 2021

Starting at age 40—or sooner, based on your personal and family health history—mammography should become a central tool in your…

5 breakthrough breast cancer treatments.

Christopher M. Gallagher, MD, Oncologist, Medical Director of Cancer Services, Washington Cancer Institute October 15, 2021

From screening to treatment—and everything in between—breast cancer care is improving rapidly. And MedStar Health is at the forefront of…