On Cancer: Mammography

15 Blog posts found

In the Clinic

What’s the Best Way to Screen for Breast Cancer? Abbreviated MRI Beats 3-D Mammography, but Research Is Ongoing

Experts at MSK are exploring more-advanced screening techniques with the goal of detecting breast cancer earlier.

A woman receives a mammogram, and two technicians help her.

Ask the Expert

What Is Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), and How Do I Decide on the Right Treatment?

Learn about the breast cancer type called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and how doctors decide on the best treatment for each person.

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Melissa Pilewskie


What Women Should Know about Breast Density and Cancer Risk

In this Q&A, MSK radiologist Sandra Brennan discusses what is known about the link between breast density and cancer risk.

Sandra Brennan with a patient


From Employee to Patient: I Worked at MSK and Then Was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Find out what it’s like to undergo cancer treatment when you work at a cancer hospital like Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Laura Ostrowsky sitting at desk


Three Breast Lumps That Aren’t Cancer

Learn about the different types of benign breast lumps.

road sign


How Much Do You Know about Breast Cancer Screening? Take Our Quiz

Take a short quiz to test your knowledge of breast cancer screening.

MSK Chief of Breast Imaging Elizabeth Morris and a patient

In the News

Women at Average Risk for Breast Cancer Should Start Screening Mammograms at Age 40

After reviewing updated breast cancer screening guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force for women at average risk, MSK’s breast experts have elected not to change the institution’s recommendations in any way.

Digital mammogram units as shown here with MSK Breast Imaging Chief Elizabeth Morris and a patient generate more vivid and precise images than older film screening technology is able to capture.

Ask the Expert

Early Detection of Breast Cancer Improves as Screening Tests Evolve

Learn about promising advances in breast cancer screening tests from Elizabeth Morris, MSK’s Breast Imaging Service Chief.

Three side-by-side imaging photos of breast tissue.


Diagnostic Radiologist Carol Lee Gives More Insights into Breast Density and Breast Cancer Risk

In this follow-up Q&A, diagnostic radiologist Carol Lee addresses readers’ questions on dense breast tissue and clarifies what breast density could mean for you.

Dense breast tissue can sometimes make cancer detection by mammogram more challenging.

In the News

2014 British Medical Journal Study Should Not Change Mammography Guidelines

Breast cancer experts criticize study suggesting mammograms don’t save lives.

Colin Begg, Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics