Visit thevisualmd.com/ for the full experience! - Almost 80% of Breast cancers occur in woman over the age of 50. Some risk factors are genetic, but obesity, alcohol consumption, family history, race. Breast imaging and early detection improved vastly in the last 25 years, but self testing is very important. Over the age of 40 screening is advised every year by a mammogram. Ultrasound and MRI also are used in detection of breast cancer. Cysts and tumors are detected and treatment is determined based on these medical imaging techniques. Needle biopsies are used to take a tissue sample. The sampling is also guided by these imaging techniques for more accuracy.

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