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2011-02-19 00:00:44

Promoting video "The Self-Exama - Disco Steps to Early Detection" from a young cancer survivor group called Beyond Boobs emphasizes the importance of self breast examinations. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) February 17, 2011 Beyond Boobs!, a young breast cancer survivor support and breast health education organization, believes in staying alive"”and healthy. Using humor as an effective tool, they're hoping to "touch" women nationwide with their spirited, lighthearted breast health message,...

2011-02-02 09:59:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- MRI screening for breast cancer shows consistent rate of cancer detection and fewer false positives if repeated over time, according to a new study. While MRI can be more effective than mammography at identifying suspicious areas of the breast, it is not always able to distinguish between cancerous and benign lesions, which can result in additional testing and false-positive results that may cause anxiety for patients. A screening exam is considered to be false positive...

2011-02-01 13:19:31

MRI screening for breast cancer delivers consistent rates of cancer detection and fewer false-positive results over time, according to a new study published online and in the April print edition of Radiology. While MRI can be more effective than mammography at identifying suspicious areas of the breast, it is not always able to distinguish between cancerous and benign lesions, which can result in additional testing and false-positive results that may cause anxiety for patients. A screening...

2011-01-06 00:01:49

The January 2011 issue of Harvard Women's Health Watch outlines 11 health checks you should routinely have (Vocus/PRWEB) January 05, 2011 Keeping up with new developments is a good idea, but it's even more important to stick with tried-and-true steps to keep track of your health. The January 2011 issue of Harvard Women's Health Watch outlines 11 health checks you should routinely have, including these: Height and weight. Losing height is a normal effect of aging. Sometimes, though, it's...

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2010-12-09 13:22:55

A study has found that half of the women in the U.S. 40 and older do not get annual mammograms to screen for breast cancer, and nearly 40 percent of women 50 and older do not get the recommended biannual screenings. The findings show that many women 50 and older are not meeting the reduced breast cancer screening goals that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has set out. The federal advisory panel's controversial guidelines recommend against routine mammograms for women in their 40s...

2010-12-07 14:01:44

Group Health study finds first week is best for some women Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for pre-menopausal women who choose to have regular mammograms. This recommendation comes from an article published online December 3 in Radiology by Diana Miglioretti, PhD, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute. Dr. Miglioretti and her co-authors are working on an issue at the...

2010-12-04 00:00:40

In recent years, several studies have examined the most appropriate age for women to begin getting mammograms, the x-ray exam that screens for breast cancer. Last year, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued new guidelines for breast cancer screening that recommended against routine screening mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years. Now, a new study has reached different conclusions: that women who receive mammograms in their forties may be less likely to die from breast cancer than...

2010-11-22 07:00:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging/Molecular Breast Imaging (BSGI/MBI) is gaining momentum as a standard of care in the diagnostic work up of patients. More than ten BSGI/MBI educational exhibits will be presented at the 2010 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago next week. These upcoming presentations, along with others at radiology, surgical and breast disease medical society meetings all around the world,...

2010-10-08 14:56:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering a series of weekly research-based tip sheets regarding a variety of topics related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. The series will conclude Friday, Oct. 22. Today's tip sheet, the second of...

2010-10-04 09:00:00

U.S. Rep. Holmes Norton and D.C. Councilwomen Cheh, Alexander and Bowser to honor the 'Capital Breast Care Center' and its commitment to the D.C. community WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.) and D.C. Councilwomen Mary Cheh, Yvette Alexander and Muriel Bowser politically battle urban issues on a daily basis, but there's one issue for which they have a special passion: to make sure women have access to affordable breast cancer screening...


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