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Ask the Doctor: Alternative to mammography

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Ultrasound imaging is an alternative to mammography in breast cancer detection. (AllianceHealth Durant) Ultrasound imaging is an alternative to mammography in breast cancer detection. (AllianceHealth Durant)

DURANT, Okla. -- Breast cancer kills more than 40,000 women each year in the United States. It is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.

Mammography is a key tool in the early detection of breast cancer, but it may not be effective for women with very dense breast tissue.

AllianceHealth Durant is the first hospital in Texoma to offer 3-D breast ultrasound diagnosis for women with dense breast tissue.

Dr. Allison Taylor has details in this edition of Ask the Doctor.

This content is sponsored by AllianceHealth Durant.