This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing opens in a new windowbreast radiologist Dr. Keren Baron about breast imaging and breast cancer detection. Up to 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with a breast malignancy in their lifetime in the United States. Take a moment and consider how many of us that really is. That means roughly 2 women in a large dinner party, 3 at a bridal or baby shower, 4 or more in your last spin class…
Given how common breast cancer is, we should understand the disease as much as possible. Is there anything we can do to minimize breast cancer risk and are some women at greater risk than others? Should we all be doing self breast exams and if so, how often? When should we start having screening breast exams and what are the options? Everyone has heard of mammography, but is it always the best choice? There are new forms of imaging such as 3D mammography or tomosynthesis, but who is a candidate for this newer test and why should a woman have it? There is a ton of information to explore, and my guest, Dr. Baron, will break it all down for us, so we feel more empowered and comfortable with this huge topic.
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Learn more about my guest, Dr. Keren Baron:
Dr Baron is a board-certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging. She received her BA in biology from Brown University, magna cum laude, and her MD degree from New York University School of Medicine. She completed a diagnostic radiology residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell, and received her sub-specialty fellowship training in breast and body imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr Baron practices at Murray Hill Radiology in Manhattan, a dedicated Women’s Imaging practice focused on breast health and patient comfort.