What Younger Women Need to Know to be Proactive About Breast Cancer


October 1, 2013

Emily F. Conant, MD, chief of breast imaging in the department of Radiology, is quoted a story in MetroKids about breast health in women under 40, whose risk of developing the disease is statistically lower, yet still present. “[They] should understand that their doctors aren’t even going to talk about mammography screening unless they are at high risk,” said Conant. “So you are your own best advocate.” She also talked about tomosynthesis, which reconstructs images in 3D and has been shown to find more clinically significant cancers and reduce callbacks.

MetroKids article