Capitol Imaging Services shares a news report on the development of a breast cancer vaccine which has to this point only been tested on mice, and needs to go through a rigorous 10 year approval process with the Food & Drug Administration.

According to the American Cancer Society, “breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women. However, men can get breast cancer as well. Breast cancers can start from different parts of the breast. The breast is an organ that sits on top of the upper ribs and chest muscles. There is a left and right breast and each one has mainly glands, ducts, and fatty tissue. In women, the breast makes and delivers milk to feed newborns and infants. The amount of fatty tissue in the breast determines the size of each breast.”

Screening for breast cancer is conducted by a mammogram. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast tissue. If there is a suspicious test result or results are inconclusive, a diagnostic mammogram may be recommended. Diagnostic mammograms are often used to diagnose unusual breast changes, such as a lump, pain, nipple discharge, change in breast size or shape or previous breast cancer.

Capitol Imaging Services performs screening and diagnostic mammograms at five locations. Our affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services serves Southeast Louisiana with four facilities involved with women’s health imaging and breast cancer screening. The communities of Northeast Mississippi are served by the Imaging Center of Columbus. These locations offer the power and superiority of 3D mammography, known for nearly 10 years as a superior breast cancer screening technique.

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Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the Southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan, such as a mammogram, we also provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue critical findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.

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