Breast Cancer Screening San Antonio TX

Breast cancer screening methods include self breast exams, clinical exams, X-rays, mammograms, breast MRI, ultrasounds, BRCA mutation testing and more. See below for local businesses in San Antonio that give access to breast cancer screening as well as advice and content on breast cancer treatment.

James E Bizzell II, MD
(210) 699-0602
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1984

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Gary Wayne West, MD
(210) 616-0866
215 E Quincy St
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Metropolitan Methodist Hospita, San Antonio, Tx; Santa Rosa Hospital, San Antonio, Tx
Group Practice: Cancer Therapy & Research Center; Radiation Oncology Of San Antonio Div Of Cancer Care Net

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Michael A Selva, MD
(210) 616-5601
215 E Quincy St
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1993

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Stephen Dale Sorgen, MD
701 S Zarzamora St
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972

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Keith E Eyre, MD
(210) 616-5500
4450 Medical Dr
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1987

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Monte Prochazka Fisher, MD
(210) 733-6406
2815 N Main Ave
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1997

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Phillip William Voltz, MD
(210) 616-0866
215 E Quincy St
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology, General Preventive Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: San Antonio State Hospital, San Antonio, Tx
Group Practice: Cancer Therapy & Research Center; Radiation Oncology Of San Antonio Div Of Cancer Care Net

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Joaquin G Mira, MD
(210) 616-5500
310 N San Saba
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Complutense De Madrid, Fac De Med, Madrid, Spain
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Southwest Texas Methodist Hosp, San Antonio, Tx
Group Practice: Cancer Therapy & Research Ctr

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Brian Zach Fowler, MD
111 Dallas St
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 2000

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Tri Minh Do, MD
2121 SW 36th St
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1994

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3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer Dr. Gary Huber : Head Medical Ego
3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

Omega 3 Fats: These are the best fats to eat for a multitude of reasons. They represent the most anti-inflammatory fat in the body and reduce joint, brain, bowel and overall body inflammation. They are found most abundantly in fish and fish oil. These wonderful fats keep your brain healthy and aid the cells ability to communicate with each other. They also help insulin receptors to function better so your body doesn’t become insulin resistant (diabetes). Omega 3 fats reduce the risk of insulin resistance, heart disease, hypercholesterolemia, depression, headaches, joint pain, and BREAST cancer. Do not use flax seed OIL. It is the most unstable of all the oils and oxidizes easily. Do eat ground flax seeds regularly. Buy it whole and grind up 2 tablespoons in a coffee mill to sprinkle on your salad or throw into your protein smoothie. Just remember that inflammation leads to cancer and these fats are anti-inflammatory. 

Most people eat too much processed food that contains lots of omega 6 inflammatory fats. You need to get plenty of omega 3 to offset this dynamic and try to keep your omega 6 to omega 3 fat ratio at a healthy 2 to 1. 

Action: Eat fish (salmon is best) at least once a week and preferably twice a week or more. Eat ground flax seed, 2 tablespoons per day. Take a fish oil capsules on days you don’t eat fish or even daily. Fish oil at a dose of 1500...

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7 Steps to Breast Cancer Reduction

7 Steps to Breast Cancer Reduction

Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
7 Steps to Breast Cancer Reduction

When it comes to chronic disease, breast cancer often takes center fear-stage in the hearts of American women. While I’m thrilled for the outreach and resources to women who have been impacted by this devastating disease, I also want to focus on the empowerment, not the fear, that should come with medical research and advancements.

Let’s take a breath and focus on the active things the majority of us can do to keep breast cancer out of our hearts and bodies.

Where has all the progesterone gone?
As women approach menopause progesterone levels decrease and the now more-abundant estrogen can trigger the well-know menopausal symptoms and put your health at risk. While many women are now widely aware of the dangers of hormone replacement therapy there still remains more viable options for those faced with menopausal symptoms. Talk to a qualified practitioner about bio-identical hormones or consider speaking with a practitioner familiar with the herbal remedy, black cohosh.

In a 2007 epidemiological study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that women who had taken black cohosh supplements had a 61 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Chill out
While scientists have long-suspected a correlation between stress and cancer risk, researchers at UCLA now think they have found the mechanism at play. Stress appears to act as a “fertilizer” of sorts that helps promote breast cancer progression and distant site metastasis. Stress seems to reprogram immune-boosting cells that once helped fight cancer into metastasis-promoting cells. Researchers found a 30-fold increase in cancer spread throughout the body in animal models.

The good news is that researchers were able to block these negative changes in the immune cells by shutting down the stress pathways. In the short term research they used drugs, but they emphasize the role that natural stress reduction can play in humans.

Don’t puff it, snuff it
Multiple studies for years have shown that tobacco increases the chance of breast cancer. A 2002 study by the researchers at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine found that the more cigarettes women smoked and the longer they kept up the habit, the higher their risk of developing the disease.

Knock back a few less
Just two drinks of alcohol a day have been shown to significantly increase breast cancer risk, according to multiple studies.

Don’t tip the scale
Women who are overweight or obese after menopause are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. A 2002 study by the American Cancer Society estimated that 30 to 50 percent of breast cancer deaths among postmenopausal women in the US may be attributed to obesity.

Move it
In a 2003 study from the national Women’s Healthy Initiative, women who walked briskly for a couple hours every week had an 18 percent lower risk of breast cancer than sedentary wo...

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New Mammogram Recommendations

New Mammogram Recommendations

New Mammogram Recommendations Dr. Gary Huber : Head Medical Ego
New Mammogram Recommendations

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services just released their recommendation for the use of mammograms in breast cancer detection last week and it caused quite an uproar. Allow me to present them as they appear on the government website so that there is no chance of misinterpretation:

The USPSTF (US Preventative Service Task Force) recommends against routine screening mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years. The decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the age of 50 years should be an individual one and take patient context into account, including the patient’s values regarding specific benefits and harms.

The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years (Grade B recommendation).

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the additional benefits and harms of screening mammography in women 75 years or older.

All I can say is . . . wow.

While many groups see this as a careless attempt to save funds and put women’s lives at risk, as a medical practitioner, I have to say I agree with their findings.The recommendation is not surprising in light of all the evidence regarding mammograms; I just can’t believe they said it out loud.

You have to understand that the American Cancer Society has a strong relationship with the manufacturers of mammography equipment and so these strong ties have led to questionable health recommendations for women for years. I am delighted that finally a larger body of influence such as the Department of Health & Human Services has made a stand to push the agenda of women’s health out of the dark ages.

Mammograms are not very efficient at detecting breast cancer and as a tool they offer some significant penalties to their users. Each mammogram delivers 1 Rad of radiation to breast tissue which can actually cause damage to breast tissue. Each mammogram increases a women’s risk for developing breast cancer by 1 to 2 percent per mammogram and the effect is cumulative. The compression used to obtain an optimal view is not only painful but potentially hazardous as is may rupture small blood vessels around yet undetected breast tumors causing spread of tumor cells throughout the body. 

I also want to draw attention to the recommendation for “biennial” not yearly screenings for women aged 50 and above. This is every two years. And note that this is a “Grade B recommendation” meaning that it has the potential for moderate benefit. A “Grade A recommendation” is one of high certainty that benefit is substantial. There are no Grade A recommendations in the field of mammography. 

So what are women to do? Are you left out in the cold to fend for yourself against the number 1 killer of women aged 40 to 55? No, of course not. There is a safe and simple technology that has been ignored by mainstream medicine, at least in...

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Local Events

NATCO 39th Annual Meeting - The Organization for Transplant Professionals
Dates: 8/10/2014 – 8/13/2014
Location:
Grand Hyatt San Antonio San Antonio
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SNA Annual National Conference 2016 - School Nutrition Association
Dates: 7/10/2016 – 7/13/2016
Location:
Venue TBD San Antonio
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