breast cancer

Self-Exams And Regular Mammograms Are Essential For Early Detection

Author: Marjorie Broussard, M.D., Family Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – West Grand Parkway Early detection of breast cancer helps improve patient outcomes. A common misconception is that only older women are at risk for breast cancer. In reality, adults of any age – women and men – may be diagnosed with breast cancer. Beginning in their 20s, women and men with a family history of breast cancer or who fall into a higher risk category should […]

Keeping Up with Your Health Screenings Mammograms Save Lives

Schedule Yours Today October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a good time to visit your primary care physician or OB/GYN for recommended preventive screening. The purpose of mammograms is to catch abnormalities early when treatment offers patients the best outcome. It’s an important test that shouldn’t be delayed even during the pandemic. Talking to other women who have had mammograms may help ease any apprehension you may have, although each person’s experience can be […]

Texas HHSC Encourages Breast Cancer Screenings During Awareness Month

In observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is encouraging women to get screened for breast cancer. Eligible women can receive free screenings through HHSC’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program. BCCS helps fund clinics across the state to provide breast cancer screening and diagnostic services such as clinical breast examinations, mammograms, and breast biopsies. In 2019, the program helped more than 24,600 women in Texas, including more than […]