The next day, I had THE CALL.
‘First of all, I want to apologize, I learned an important lesson, that I need to listen more closely to my patients; I am sorry to say that you have Stage II Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma and you need to act fast,” said my surgeon.
I often imagine my life had I been offered an ultrasound earlier, but on God has that information, and what ifs are counterproductive.
Twenty-one years later, I am still here. Cancer changed my life, as it does everyone who has been on this journey.
dense breast screening.
Last month, I was the first person in the New York area to be scanned at Dr. Bard’s office with new technology designed by GE specific to dense breasts? I can tell you that as I lay comfortably on an exam table, the technology hovered over my breasts for the screening vs. what I liken to having my breasts squeezed under a garage door wrenching in pain.
- 40% of women have dense breast
- Most men have dense breasts
- Many men are diagnosed with breast cancer
- First responders, like Firefighters have a high incidence of breast cancer due to the toxins they are exposed to
- Toxins including pesticides are at the top of the list of the environmental risks for all cancers and auto-immune diseases
- 85% of all breast cancers are environmental which includes diet, lifestyle, fitness and stress
- Traditional mammography is 50% accurate at best
Please find out and "Get Checked Now!"
For more information: visit: www.BreastCancerNYC.com or make an appointment with Dr. Robert L. Bard for a primary, supplemental or second opinion at: www.CancerScan.com . Also, check out the latest videos and research work on Dense Breasts as part of the "Are You Dense" Foundation's national push to bring new education & advocacy
SEE THE PAPER VERSION: FROM THE GREENWICH SENTINEL
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"UNDERDIAGNOSED WOMEN". In the name of patient advocacy and vigilance, we highlight landmark stories of victims like Gilda Radner and Nancy Cappello as some of the names in history that aided the the exposure of this medical crisis. Historically, there is substantial evidence of gross disregard and dismissive response on the part of the medical establishment in the way women have been diagnosed. Critics have speculated a vast array of reasons for this ‐ from professional carelessness and laziness to blatant sexism (and other forms of discrimination) to a lack of updated education in current research. But whatever the reasons may be, the lack of performance and attention in the hands of the medical diagnostician have resulted in tremendous danger to the patient. The most extreme cases of this underdiagnosing led to major health disorders and even death due to false negatives and missed conclusions from physicians and radiologists.