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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
2012-10-02 05:14:09

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Break out those pink ribbons, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A number of organizations are joining together with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in this month-long awareness campaign. Many activities during these next few weeks will focus on promoting early detection and prevention against breast cancer. According to the HHS, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women and...

2012-10-01 23:01:28

Water diffusion measurements with MRI could decrease false-positive breast cancer results and reduce preventable biopsies, according to a new study published online, October 2, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook. IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Water diffusion measurements with MRI could decrease false-positive breast cancer results and reduce preventable biopsies, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the technique also could improve patient...

2012-10-01 23:01:08

New research from the Netherlands shows that the switch from screen film mammography to digital mammography in large, population-based breast cancer screening programs improves the detection of life-threatening cancer without significantly increasing detection of clinically insignificant disease. Results of the study are published online, October 2, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 New research from the Netherlands shows that the switch from screen film...

New Light Shed On Breast Cancer Through Optical Mammography
2012-09-28 08:59:18

Tufts tests new technology that could aid in breast cancer diagnosis & treatment New optical imaging technology developed at Tufts University School of Engineering could give doctors new ways to both identify breast cancer and monitor individual patients' response to initial treatment of the disease. A five-year clinical study of the procedure, funded by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, is now underway at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The non-invasive...

Controversial Breast Cancer Screening Does Save Lives
2012-09-07 12:12:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bald is beautiful. Just ask country music sensation, Kellie Pickler, who recently shaved her head in solidarity for a friend who was to undergo chemotherapy for breast cancer. Pickler decided to take action to educate others on the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Her actions follows recent research from the University of Melbourne that found that breast cancer screenings can help save lives and cuts the risk in half...

Debate On Dense Breasts And Mammograms Rekindled
2012-08-22 05:46:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Based on a new study, the discussion on whether the density of breasts can affect the image resolution of mammograms has been rekindled. To begin, past studies have stated that women with dense breasts have a greater risk of developing breast cancer than women who have breasts with more fatty tissue. Proponents of these studies have noted that it is difficult for mammograms to catch a developing tumor due to dense tissue and...


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