Contrast-enhanced mammography helps doctors detect breast cancer
According to the National Institutes of Health, contrast-enhanced mammography uses contrast material combined with the mammogram to highlight areas that might be breast cancer and that could be missed on the mammogram alone. This is similar to breast MRI.
Breast and cervical cancer screenings down due to COVID-19, doctors warn of cancer spike
HOUSTON Both mammogram and cervical cancer screenings have declined since COVID-19 started in part because they fell under elective procedures that were temporarily canceled during stay-home orders across Texas. Chealci Eddins from Humble was diagnosed with breast cancer right before coronavirus hit our area. Breast Oncologist Jessica Trevino Jones, MD, with Memorial Hermann Cancer Center and UT Physicians said shes worried about so many cancellations of cancer screenings (like mammograms and cervical cancer screenings) that have not been rescheduled despite restrictions lifted on elective procedures. One in eight women get breast cancer and its detected by a mammogram. Jones said early detection is key in breast cancer and because of COVID canceling screenings over the last three months, she said its been projected that almost 40,000 women have a missed diagnosis of breast cancer