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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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Wake Radiology Asks Local Women to Make a Pinky Promise Pledge

Wake Radiology is asking area women to “use the power of the pinky” to promote early detection as part of a month-long focus on breast cancer. To increase awareness, we’re asking area women to make a “pinky promise pledge” with someone they care about that they will have a screening mammogram within the next 12 months. Learn more…


Survivors and Supporters Make the 2016 Komen Race for the Cure a Big Success

Wake Radiology, the Triangle’s leading provider of outpatient medical imaging, extends a big thank you to all of the survivors and supporters who helped make last weekend’s Komen Triangle Race of the Cure a resounding success. A bright sunny day greeted race-goers at The Frontier, the race’s new location in Research Triangle Park. More than 8,000 people participated in the event. Learn more…


How early can a mammogram detect breast cancer?

Research, radiologists and other medical professional all agree that mammograms are the key to detecting breast cancer. But, just how early is this tool effective? Dr. Duncan Rougier-Chapman, breast imaging specialists, explains the impressive statistics behind this important annual screening exam. Learn more…


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