Take a run, or walk, scavenge for prizes at Road Runner Kent October 15th

The Breast Diagnostic team will be joining the crew at Road Runner Sports in Kent on October 15th for the Adventure Run. As we honor Breast Cancer Awareness month with our Empowered for Life events, a run and scavenger hunt fits right in. Whether you choose to run or walk, this is a fun way to get active, connect with new and old friends and have a chance to win prizes! Register Today! It’s Free!...

Fife Free Press and Milton-Edgewood Signal: Breast Diagnostic patients empowered for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Diagnostic Center and Valley Girls & Guys team up to encourage early detection of breast cancer this October during the Empowered for Life month-long event. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws near, Breast Diagnostic Center is finalizing plans to dedicate October to inspiring women to take charge of their health while supporting a local non-profit. “Empowered for Life: Women Standing Up for Early Detection” is a month-long event created to educate women on the value of annual mammograms beginning at age 40 and raise awareness for the importance of early breast cancer detection. This theme is not just an annual message at Breast Diagnostic, which opened in 1980. Drs. Tim Blackwelder and Mike Ulissey reiterate the critical importance of early detection on a regular basis; both doctors speak to community organizations and business groups as part of the company’s education and outreach program. Dr. Ulissey says, “Early detection saves lives. Yearly mammograms save more lives.” Breast Diagnostic was the first center in the region to offer 3D mammography to all patients and leads the industry in patient-focused care. Read more in the Fife Free Press and Milton-Edgewood Signal...

Breast Diagnostic Patients Empowered for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015

Breast Diagnostic Center and Valley Girls & Guys team up to encourage early detection of breast cancer this October during the Empowered for Life month-long event. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws near, Breast Diagnostic Center is finalizing plans to dedicate October 2015 to inspiring women to take charge of their health while supporting a local non-profit. Empowered for Life: Women Standing Up for Early Detection is a month-long event created to educate women on the value of annual mammograms beginning at age 40 and raise awareness for the importance of early breast cancer detection. This theme is not just an annual message at Breast Diagnostic, which opened in 1980. Drs. Tim Blackwelder and Mike Ulissey reiterate the critical importance of early detection on a regular basis; both doctors speak to community organizations and business groups as part of the company’s education and outreach program. Dr. Ulissey says, “Early detection saves lives. Yearly mammograms save more lives.” Breast Diagnostic was the first center in the region to offer 3D mammography to all patients and leads the industry in patient-focused care. Empowered for Life runs October 1 through 31 at Breast Diagnostic’s Federal Way and Auburn offices. Patients who come in for any exam during the month will be entered to win a prize for taking a proactive approach to health. Additionally, paper dolls will be available for purchase to either honor or remember a loved one who has faced breast cancer. Paper dolls are $1.00 to display in a Breast Diagnostic office or $5.00 for a feature on the company’s website and social media channels. All proceeds will be...

August Auburn Reporter: Dr. Blackwelder on hormones and the risk of breast cancer

Recently, a patient asked, “Do women who are on post-menopausal hormone replacement have a higher risk of breast cancer?” The short answer is yes, but minimal. It depends on the type of hormone and length of hormone use. The most common type of post-menopausal hormone therapy is estrogen only, and you must be on estrogen 5-10 years for it to increase your risk. If you stop taking hormones, you will soon return to normal risk. Combined therapy with estrogen and progesterone, which is less common, carries a somewhat greater risk. How do you categorize normal and high risk? When health care personnel talk about breast cancer risk, it is most often in terms of lifetime risk. You have heard that one out of eight women in the United States will get breast cancer during her lifetime, which means that lifetime risk is 12.5 percent. We speak of intermediate risk as lifetime risk of 15-20 percent, and high risk is lifetime risk greater than 20 percent. Read...

Breast Health: Dr. Blackwelder at CDI for Breast MRI

Drs. Blackwelder and Ulissey are wholly committed to providing Breast Diagnostic Center patients with every option for early detection of breast cancer, including breast MRI. In partnership with CDI, our patients now have direct access to breast MRI and still have the comfort of knowing our doctors will be reading their studies. Women who have a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer are encouraged to have regular breast MRI exams. In this video, Dr. Blackwelder explains how MR imaging works and how BDC and CDI work together to provide an optimum level of patient...

BDC goes totally 80s at Auburn’s Relay for Life

In support of the American Cancer Society, the Breast Diagnostic Center team went totally 80s as a platinum sponsor of the 2015 Auburn Relay for Life this May. BDC featured a vintage PacMan video game and a photo booth. Relay participants were invited to battle a friend for the highest score and take a few photos. From mustachioed maidens to dudes wearing the coolest “Back to the Future'” glasses, there was no shortage of creativity and excitement from visitors who made the most of the photo booth. Both attractions proved successful in garnering small cash donations for the event. BDC is committed to raising awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer. While the company booth boasted fun, visitors were encouraged to walk away with a bit of information about 3D mammography and the value of annual screening for women 40 and over. With locations in both Auburn and Federal Way, BDC is able to serve women from around the South Puget Sound region. The centers offer 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, biopsy and bone densitometry. Through a partnership with CDI, Drs. Blackwelder and Ulissey are able to send patients for breast MRI. For more information about Breast Diagnostic Centers, our services or to book an appointment, please call 844.3D.MAMMO or feel free to peruse our...