|MAMMOGRAPHY QUESTIONS ANSWERED
In his monthly column, Eric Hyson, MD, answers the most frequently asked questions concerning mammography, ultrasound and breast health. Dr. Hyson is a partner at DRA and the Chief of Mammograpy at Waterbury Hospital.
After a screening mammogram, how often is a biopsy recommended for suspicious findings?
About 10% of screening mammograms have a finding that requires further imaging work-up, but only about 1 in 5 of these turn out to be suspicious enough to recommend a biopsy. Of these biopsies, most are benign; only about 1 in 4 show cancer. Therefore about 0.5% of screening mammograms show a lesion that turns out to be cancer.
That's right! TGIF is coming! This year is Waterbury Hospital's 20th Annual TGIF and you don't want to miss it. Once again DRA and The Connecticut Center for Advanced Vein Therapy will be among the premier event sponsors. TGIF is Waterbury's longest running women's health forum that over the years has covered issues such as Osteoporosis, plastic surgery, heart health, Alzheimer's and many more.
The keynote speakers this year will be Marcia Tejeda, MD and John Lewis, MD from The Center for Women's Health and as you can see from above they will be tackling the topic of menopause. (Something most everybody in the room that evening will be facing sooner or later!)
Come join us for a night full of education, fun and camaraderie. Last year was a sell out so get your tickets early this year. For tickets or more information about becoming a sponsor call 203-573-7691.
DRA JOINS 2011 WELLNESS CHALLENGE
The Waterbury Regional Chamber Health Care Council is sponsoring a Wellness Initiative and DRA along with other area business are joining in the fun! This is a fun, friendly region-wide initiative to incorporate more health and wellness into your daily life, increase your fitness level, and establish healthy habits.
There is a Corporate Challenge as well as an Individual Challenge and there are prizes for each! The "Tighten Your Belt" Challenge will follow the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 (htt://mylifecheck.heart.org). Did I mention the prizes? The Gold Medal individual will win $1,000 toward a new wardrobe! Corporate winners will receive $2,500 toward exercise equimpent for their office or breakroom. The Challenge has begun but it is never too late to join in! For more information contact the Chamber at 203-757-0701.