Latest Breast cancer screening Stories

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...

2012-08-21 12:34:44

The risk of dying from breast cancer was not related to high mammographic breast density in breast cancer patients, according to a study published August 20 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. One of the strongest risk factors for non-familial breast cancer is elevated mammographic breast density. While women with elevated mammographic breast density have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, it is not established whether a higher density indicates a lower chance of...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.