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False-positive Mammograms Linked To Higher Cancer Risk
2012-04-06 05:10:58

Women who receive “false-positive” mammography results may be at higher risk of breast cancer later in life, a new study suggests. The Danish study of more than 58,000 women found that those with mammogram results initially suggesting breast cancer, although none was present, had a 67 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer compared with women with negative mammograms. Screening mammography can sometimes produce false-positive results in disease-free women. ...

2012-04-04 10:10:00

The addition of a screening ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to annual mammography in women with an increased risk of breast cancer and dense breast tissue resulted in a higher rate of detection of incident breast cancers, according to a study in the April 4 issue of JAMA. "Annual ultrasound screening may detect small, node-negative breast cancers that are not seen on mammography. Magnetic resonance imaging may reveal additional breast cancers missed by both mammography and...

2012-04-03 08:53:04

Late-stage disease incidence not reduced by screening New Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) research suggests that routine mammography screening–long viewed as an essential tool in detecting early breast cancers–may in fact lead to a significant amount of overdiagnosis of disease that would otherwise have proved harmless. Based on a study of women in Norway, the researchers estimate that between 15% and 25% of breast cancer cases are overdiagnosed. The study appears in...

2012-03-22 23:00:27

Matakina International Limited announced that it has been granted a medical device license by the Medical Devices Bureau of Health Canada to sell and market the Volpara breast imaging software in Canada. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 Matakina International Limited of Wellington, New Zealand, today announced that it has been granted a medical device license by the Medical Devices Bureau of Health Canada to sell and market the Volpara breast imaging software in Canada....

2012-03-21 14:17:05

A Dutch study of the effectiveness of breast cancer screening shows that, even with improved treatments for the disease, population-based mammography programs still save a significant number of lives. The finding, presented today (Wednesday) at the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8) in Vienna, will add further fuel to the debate about whether or not breast cancer screening does more harm than good. Those who argue against national screening programs say that treatment for...

2012-03-21 14:15:25

Expensive but could be cost-effective for some Adding magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to standard breast cancer screening approaches is expensive, though it could be cost effective for a group of women who may not have inherited the breast cancer susceptibility genes, but who have a familial risk of developing the disease. This is the conclusion of research presented at the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8) today (Wednesday). Women who carry the BRCA1/2 gene mutations...

2012-03-21 14:13:03

Results from one of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programs have shown that it has contributed to a drop in deaths from the disease, that any harm caused by the screening, such as false positives and over-diagnosis, has been limited, and that the costs have been reasonable. The Dutch population-based mammography breast cancer screening program began in 1989, and today (Wednesday) Mr Jacques Fracheboud, a senior researcher at the Erasmus University Medical Center...

2012-03-21 14:03:00

Women aged 50 and over with breasts that have a high percentage of dense tissue are at greater risk of their breast cancer recurring, according to Swedish research presented at the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8) in Vienna today (Wednesday). Dr Louise Eriksson and her colleagues from the Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) found that women with denser breasts had nearly double the risk of their cancer recurring, either in the same breast or in the surrounding lymph...

2012-03-20 16:46:42

Dutch public health service as successful as US private services, but with less screening Prevention is better than cure; however, when it comes to screening for cancer new research shows that U.S. health services are not as cost-effective as international, and publically run, counterparts. The research, published in The Milbank Quarterly, compares U.S. screening services to screening in the Netherlands and found that while three to four times more screening took place in the United...

2012-03-07 13:54:26

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that women with breast pain who receive imaging (mammograms, MRIs or ultrasounds) as part of breast pain evaluation, undergo follow-up diagnostic testing, but do not gain benefit from these additional studies. These findings currently appear on-line in Journal of General Internal Medicine. Breast pain is a common breast health complaint, but very few women with breast pain alone have an...


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