This month, we’re excited to shine the spotlight on Nellie H. Bauer, MD. She has been working with Minneapolis Radiology since 2000 and The Breast Center of Maple Grove since its opening in 2011. With nearly 25 years of experience, Dr. Bauer brings a great deal of clinical expertise to our practice. She works with […]
Meet our Patient Navigator, Tracy Fisher!
This month, we’re delighted to introduce you to Tracy Fisher. A veteran in the field, Tracy has worked in women’s healthcare for over 15 years and is a Certified Breast Patient Navigator (BPN, CN-BC). Tracy has worked with our group since 2007 and plays a very important role at BCMG. The Breast Center of Maple […]
How to Prepare for Your Mammogram
You scheduled your mammogram—great job! A mammogram is an incredibly valuable screening exam that can help find cancers at their earliest and most treatable stages. What you need to know to be prepared for your exam: Bring prior exams If you’ve had a previous mammogram at a different office, ensure that those images have been […]
Breast Biopsies Explained
A biopsy is needed when a suspicious abnormality is found that can’t be diagnosed with medical imaging alone. According to the American Cancer Society, most breast biopsy results are not cancer; however, it is still a nerve-wracking experience for most patients. Here, we explain some of the most common biopsy procedures and what you can […]
What is the BRCA gene test and should you get one?
The BRCA gene test is a blood test that analyzes DNA to find mutations in either of the breast cancer genes—BRCA1 and BRCA2. The BRCA gene test will provide an estimate of a patient’s personal risk of breast and ovarian cancer. If a mutation is present in either one of these genes, a patient’s risk […]