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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...

2012-05-14 05:07:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Prostate cancer screening in younger men and men at risk for the disease can be beneficial in reducing metastatic cancer and death. Recent research from a large, randomized trial of 162,243 men in Europe aged 55 to 69 years shows screening reduces deaths caused by prostate cancer. Other trials, such as the US Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial, showed no benefit in screening. "Cancer-specific mortality, not overall mortality, is the...

2012-05-09 14:43:00

An editorial by Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH, director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), calls for a more organized and comprehensive approach to increase cancer screening participation among those who are insured or are likely to become insured through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The editorial, which appears in the American Cancer Society journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, says public health has...

2012-05-09 05:29:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new study shows more than half the women aged 40-49 diagnosed with breast cancer reported no family history. The study, conducted at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC in Rochester, NY, found that 228 out of 373 cancers (61%) were found in women, aged 40-49 with no family history of breast cancer. Seventeen of the 228 patients did have a prior personal history of breast cancer or abnormal cells at a prior biopsy, and were not included in this analysis. "Out of...

2012-05-07 05:08:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new study indicates a short-term follow-up of patients who have had a negative (benign) MRI-guided vacuum assisted breast biopsy may not be necessary. The study, conducted at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, included 144 patients with 176 lesions that were followed anywhere from three months to 36 months. The study found no malignancies on follow-up MR imaging, said Jaime Geisel, MD, one of the authors of the study. Two patients had suspicious findings...

2012-05-04 21:13:45

Short term follow-up of patients who have had a negative (benign) MRI-guided vacuum assisted breast biopsy may not be necessary, a new study indicates. The study, conducted at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, included 144 patients with 176 lesions that were followed anywhere from three months to 36 months. The study found no malignancies on follow-up MR imaging, said Jaime Geisel, MD, one of the authors of the study. Two patients had suspicious findings at follow-up and underwent a...


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