Q: I will be 40 years old this year? When should I begin to have mammograms? A: This question has been debated among medical experts for years. The majority of organizations concerned with preventing, diagnosing, and treating breast cancer recommend baseline screening at age 40 and mammograms every year or every two years after that.
Why? As the only physician in my family, it is fairly common for family members to approach me for medical advice. As everyone ages, the complexity and range of questions continues to expand. Often I am not sure if they are testing me or if they are seeking a “second” opinion for what has already
At Evansville Surgical Associates, we understand the stress involved when you or a loved one requires surgery. That stress is increased when you’ve been told that you must leave the Tri-State community and go to Indianapolis, Louisville or Nashville to have your procedure. In most cases, though, travel out of town is not necessary. As