Latest Breast cancer screening Stories

2013-01-25 10:57:35

Out-of-pocket costs resulting from breast cancer care in the year following diagnosis are likely manageable for most women, but some women are at a higher risk of experiencing the financial burden that comes from those costs in Canadian breast cancer patients, according to a study published January 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. While extensive information about the level of out-of-pocket costs after early breast cancer diagnosis has been unavailable until now, the...

2013-01-25 09:32:57

Harms from breast cancer screening outweigh benefits if death caused by treatment is included Michael Baum, Professor emeritus of surgery at University College London says that, while deaths from breast cancer may be avoided, any benefit will be more than outweighed by deaths due to the long term adverse effects of treatment. He estimates that, for every 10, 000 women invited for screening, three to four breast cancer deaths are avoided at the cost of 2.72 to 9.25 deaths from the long...

2013-01-21 23:04:29

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new Yale University study finding that for older women, there is no evidence that breast cancer screenings lead to any benefits. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health...

2013-01-21 23:03:51

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Breast Imaging Technologies Market (Digital Mammography, 3D Breast Tomosynthesis, Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Molecular Breast Imaging, Optical Imaging, PET/CT/PEM Modalities) -Technology and Market Analysis & Global Forecasts to 2017” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 The global breast imaging market holds a significant share of the medical device industry owing to rising awareness about the early screening...

Death Rates From Breast Cancer Down For Only Women Of Certain Ages
2013-01-16 18:46:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study on breast cancer patients in Spain showed that, despite improving among young and middle aged women, older women still face about the same mortality rate they did in 1992. The study, published in the latest edition of Public Health by a team of Spanish researchers, analyzed breast cancer mortality rates in Spain among different age groups from 1981 to 2007. The group also modeled mortality rates into the future,...

2013-01-09 12:28:11

Less than 10 years and risks are likely to outweigh benefits Breast and colorectal cancer screening should be targeted towards patients with a life expectancy greater than 10 years: for any shorter life expectancy the harms are likely to outweigh the benefits, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The authors stress that their results "should not be used to deny screening for patients with limited life expectancy" but "should inform decision making which aims to account for...

2013-01-08 14:53:33

Even though Medicare spends over $1 billion per year on breast cancer screenings such as a mammography, there is no evidence that higher spending benefits older women, researchers at Yale School of Medicine found in a study published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Led by Cary Gross, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at...

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