Latest Breast cancer screening Stories

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...

Doctors Criticize Breast Cancer Charity For Misleading Women
2012-08-03 10:27:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The nation´s largest breast cancer charity -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- is being criticized by doctors who say the group´s misleading statistics are convincing women to have mammograms and failing to alert them on the risks. In a paper published in the British Medical Journal, Steven Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Hanover, NH are accusing the charity...

Decrease In US Mammograms Following Task Force Proposal
2012-06-27 08:51:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com There is a mantra in medicine that the best form of treatment is prevention. Prevention can be helpful, but it can be harmful as well. Interestingly enough, the U.S. Preventive Task Force advised against routine mammograms for women in their 40s. A recent study completed a follow up on the effects of the recommendation by the Task Force; the group of researchers found that the number of preventive mammograms for women in that age group has declined by about...

2012-05-15 11:37:40

A large, multicenter study found that the Breast Imaging and Reporting Data Systems (BI-RADS) terminology used by radiologists to classify breast imaging results is useful in predicting malignancy in breast lesions detected with MRI. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. "BI-RADS was developed to standardize the lexicon of breast imaging reports and to help ensure patients receive proper follow-up," said Mary C. Mahoney, M.D, director of breast imaging at the...

2012-05-15 05:16:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — There are about 2.5 million women in the United States alone who are breast cancer survivors and they face a one in five chance that the cancer will return within ten years of treatment. Now, a large, multicenter study found that the tools used by radiologists to classify breast imaging results is useful in predicting malignancy in breast lesions detected with MRI. BI-RADS, published by the American College of Radiology in collaboration with other healthcare...

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