Breast Cancer Genes: How and Why to Get Tested

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are tumor suppressor genes that play a role in protecting from breast and ovarian cancer.  As a result, women who have...

Better breast health

Breasts play a significant role in women's lives: They spend much of their time stuffed in various bras, examined monthly (hopefully) for any suspicious...

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Prevention

Learn who should get genetic testing for breast cancer and how genetic testing is important in breast cancer prevention.

Mammograms: Know When to Go

Major medical organizations debate the exact age, but Angela Moore, MD, doesn’t share the confusion. The medical director of Baptist Health Breast Imaging in Lexington...

Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography)

Molly Hester, MD discusses the importance of breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, and how the ACS recommends that all women age 40 and over should have an annual mammogram.

Patient Story: Amanda’s Battle Against Breast Cancer

Amanda Henson and her husband could never have imagined that life would throw them an unexpected curveball. During a self-exam one evening, Amanda felt...

Questions to Ask About Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A breast cancer diagnosis is alarming and stressful, no matter your situation. You and your family will have lots of questions and apprehension, and...

Breast Cancer Myths

Do you know the answers to these breast cancer myths? While there is no one definitive cause of breast cancer, some factors raise your...

Scalp Cooling Treatment to Prevent Hair Loss in Chemotherapy Patients

Baptist Health uses advanced scalp cooling treatments to prevent chemotherapy induced hair loss. Learn more about scalp cooling devices for cancer patients, including those with breast cancer.

Screening for Breast Cancer

https://bhsi-2.wistia.com/medias/1wsdn2aeyf?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Baptist Health Corbin: Screening for Breast Cancer Radiologist LONNIE J. BARGO, MD explains how advanced technology such as 3D tomosynthesis helps physicians detect breast cancer...

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