Latest Breast cancer screening Stories

Breast Cancer Mortality Not Reduced By Annual Screening
2014-02-12 13:25:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recent study published on bmj.com, annual screening may not help prevent women from dying from breast cancer. Canadian researchers found in a 25-year study that annual breast cancer screenings of women between ages 40 and 59-years-old did not reduce mortality rate from the condition. The team compared breast cancer incidence and mortality up to 25 years in over 89,000 women who did or did not undergo mammography...

2014-02-11 08:33:05

Mobile unit served more than 4,500 women, detected 14 cases of cancer CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center is celebrating its one-year anniversary of saving lives by providing convenient and affordable access to mammograms. In its first year, the mobile unit performed more than 4,500 mammograms during its visits to Belk stores throughout the Southeast that resulted in 14 cancer diagnoses....

2014-02-10 12:25:38

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Breast Imaging can detect cancer independently of breast tissue density. This remarkable finding was recently published in the American Journal of Roentgenology by a group of radiologists and surgeons at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington DC. The data was obtained from over 300 breast cancer patients that underwent the MBI/BSGI procedure. The same high rate of 95% of breast cancer detection was...

2014-02-10 08:26:38

Research Supports the Use of Hologic's Lower Dose 3D Mammography Technology and the Continued Use of Two-views Over One in Breast Cancer Screening BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today the publication of three new studies...

Most Women Should Get A Mammogram Every Two Years
2014-02-04 10:38:20

Elizabeth Fernandez - University of California - San Francisco Study led by UCSF breast cancer expert recommends screening guidelines developed by US Preventive Services Task Force Adoption of new guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would result in breast cancer screening that is equally effective, while saving the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a study led by UC San Francisco. The study...

2014-01-07 23:23:08

Volumetric Breast Density Measurement Removes Subjectivity and Improves Breast Cancer Screening Process for Radiologists and Patients West Hartfod, CT (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Matakina International today announced that The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is the first facility in Connecticut to adopt VolparaDensity™ breast imaging software, designed to help overcome the limitations of mammography to detect cancer in women with dense breasts. The Enterprise installation of HOCC...

2013-12-19 12:02:17

Survey of Americans suggests a lack of understanding of genetic risk following Jolie's public announcement of her preventive double mastectomy Angelina Jolie heightened awareness about breast cancer when she announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. But a new study led by researchers in the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health reveals that widespread awareness of Jolie's story did not...

2013-12-05 23:30:27

Ella Health, an innovative provider of 3D mammography and other women's health services has appointed two top women executives to its Board of Directors. Sharon Knight, Patient Engagement Solutions Leader with AVIA, and Mary Ann Tocio, President and Chief Operating Officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, will serve as key advisors as Ella Health expands. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Ella Health, a 3-D mammography and women’s health services provider, has...

2013-12-05 23:02:00

Avestée Women’s Imaging Center of Alamo Heights is one of the few imaging centers in San Antonio to offer 3D mammograms at no additional cost for patients. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Avestée Women’s Imaging Center of Alamo Heights is one of the few imaging centers in San Antonio to offer 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis technology as part of its comprehensive breast imaging services. Unlike other facilities in the area, there is no additional cost for 3D...

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