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Subject: Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness
Dr. Danielle Wellman stops by to tell us about the technology making cancer detection easier.

NBC-17 – MammoSite Breast Cancer Procedure Saves Time (2004)

WRAL – Mammosite Breast Cancer Procedure Comes to Triangle (2003)

WRAL-TV5 – MammoSite Breast Cancer Procedure Comes to Triangle (2003)

Detection by Our Numbers

During the past year, several national medical organizations have changed their recommendations on when women should begin screening mammograms. We recently reviewed years worth of our own data and still supporting screenings starting at age 40. Check out our detection rate statistics to see why. Learn more…


I Never Thought It’d Be Me: Tara Sparks

Tara Sparks, a mother of three and a wife for 23 years, didn’t think that a routine screening for breast cancer was something that could benefit her. But, that was before a surprising life twist and some amazing community support. Today, she’s proud to be both an advocate for screening mammography and a breast cancer survivor. Learn more…


Know Your Risk: Understanding what it means to be at a high risk for breast cancer

There are many tools that help women estimate their chance for having breast cancer. But, filling out a “risk calculator” doesn’t always provide a clear picture as to why you may be more likely to develop the disease – and importantly, if there is anything you can do to prevent it. Dr. Danielle Wellman, breast imaging radiologist, has pulled together resources to help women understand why they may be at high risk for breast cancer. Learn more…


Quality Care Should Never Be a Request

At 35, while performing a self examination, Laura Dowds found a lump in her breast. Although it was small, she instantly knew it was not supposed to be there. She shares her story about how mammography and respectful care from the Wake Radiology team helped her beat breast cancer.

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