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PGOMG Honors National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, the staff at PGOMG comes together to raise awareness for breast cancer by educating our patients about prevention, early detection, and risk factors. Am I at risk for breast cancer? Risk factors for illness are not set in stone. Many women who may meet certain breast cancer risk factors will never develop the

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Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with PGOMG

Every October, Americans come together to support awareness for breast cancer, including early detection. Early detection is incredibly important – it allows doctors the opportunity to spot precancerous and cancerous tissue in its early stages and assess whether treatment or surgery is needed right away. Early detection and effective breast cancer awareness save lives, and

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Should I Be Tested for the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genes?

At PGOMG, we offer genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA 2 genes. Genetic testing for the breast and ovarian cancer genes has been in the headlines as of late, with celebrities such as Angelina Jolie speaking out about genetic testing and her decision to seek preventive surgeries in order to reduce her cancer risk.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to being the month for fundraising efforts for this important cause, October is a great time to spread awareness about breast cancer, specifically early detection. PGOMG works hard to educate our patients on the importance of performing self breast exams for early detection of any changes. We’ve

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Self Breast Exam in 3 Easy Steps

For many women, regardless of their age, the only time they receive a breast exam is once a year during their well-woman visit to the gynecologist. Frankly, this is not enough. Although your doctor will be able to assess any current or potential issues you may have during your visit, it’s important for women to

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