The EARLY Act, an attempt to spread breast cancer information and prevention to young women, was the focus on Capitol Hill recently where it was the host of a congressional reception to garner the much needed attention. With 35, cases affecting women under the age of 50 breast cancer affects men and women alike. Most people think they do not have to worry about breast cancer until well into middle age, until now, which is why testing for breast cancer among young adults has never been a priority. She explains why early detection is crucial to living cancer-free.
Topic: Halo Breast Test
Breast Cancer Topic: Halo Breast Test
Since the U. Hi, this is Todd Hartley for EmpowHER, and with one in eight women developing breast cancer in their lifetime the real difficulty is identifying who is at risk. So quickly, let me tell you about the U. Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 unless well, you guessed it a predisposition exists. And self-breast exams — they do more harm than good for women without a predisposition. Can you explain the difference?
HALO Breast PAP Smear
This test allows us to better determine a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. The Halo test can be performed on women as young as 25, and is recommended once a year in addition to regular mammogram testing. This allows us to produce nipple aspirate fluid NAF , a substance found in the milk ducts. The produced fluid will then be sent to a lab to be analyzed for any abnormalities.
It involves placing small cups on the nipples, which use warmth, massage and suction to bring to the surface a fluid called nipple aspirate. If the fluid yields suspicious cells, further tests would be needed to follow up. Those additional tests may include mammograms, MRI or ultrasound.