Benefits of 3D mammography for women with dense breast tissue

October 05, 2015

More than 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Of those women, nearly 40,000 will die of breast cancer. Early detection is still key to help improve outcomes and finish cancer.

Maureen Baxter, M.D., radiologist with Providence Cancer Center, joins KXL-radio to discuss the importance of mammograms in screening for breast cancer. She also explains the benefits of tomosynthesis (3D mammography), especially for women with dense breast tissue.

Listen to the KXL interview:

Alison Conlin, M.D., medical oncologist with Providence Cancer Center, appears on KATU AM Northwest to discuss the new American Cancer Society mammogram guidelines.

Joined by one of her patients, Dr. Conlin also emphasizes that all decisions should be made after conversations with an individual's physician about their personal risks and needs.