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2009-11-17 14:49:00

Revised guidelines corroborate NBCC's long-held evidence-based positions that breast self examination does not save lives and that mammography screening should be a personal choice, not a public health message WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For over a decade, National Breast Cancer Coalition has held the position that over-emphasis on the importance of breast cancer screening, despite a lack of strong evidence, has been elevated to such a degree that some even equate...

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2009-11-17 10:10:00

A government task force announced on Monday that the majority of women do not need mammograms in their 40s, and really only need one every two years at 50. This is an astonishing turnaround and a direct contradiction with the American Cancer Society's venerable advice. The panel also added that breast self-exams are not useful, and women should not even attempt them. The news left many confused. "I've never had a scare, but isn't it better to be safe than sorry?" said Beth Rosenthal, 41, to...

2009-11-16 16:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Constance Lehman, M.D., PhD, medical director of radiology and director of breast imaging, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; and professor and vice chair of radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine. The statement is in response to new breast cancer mammography screening guideline recommendations announced today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Among others, the task force said that screening mammography...

2009-11-16 14:00:00

DETROIT, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than 10 years of research and development, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announced its launch of a new company to build and market a breast cancer screening device invented at Karmanos. The innovative technology developed as C.U.R.E. (Computerized Ultrasound Risk Evaluation), now referred to as SoftVue, will be marketed under the new spin-off company called Delphinus Medical Technologies, LLC. The company has already...

2009-10-26 17:11:15

A new analysis has identified a significant delay in follow-up times among African-American women after the finding of a suspicious breast abnormality. Published in the December 15, 2009 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that African-American women may face obstacles to receiving appropriate breast cancer"“related care. In the United States, and particularly South Carolina, African-American women suffer disproportionately higher...

2009-10-21 12:39:00

Statement of Otis W. Brawley, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society in Response to New York Times Article on Cancer Screening ATLANTA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today's New York Times article 'In Shift, Cancer Society Has Concerns on Screening' indicates that the American Cancer Society is changing its guidance on cancer screening to emphasize the risk of overtreatment from screening for breast, prostate, and other cancers. "While the advantages of screening...

2009-10-12 17:56:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors Ritu Chopra and Andrew Ordon, respected physicians with practices in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, are encouraging Coachella Valley women to obtain regular breast exams and to be aware of their general breast health. "October is breast cancer awareness month, and a good time to urge all women to take their breast health seriously," says Chopra, a former general and breast cancer surgeon. "Women should be taking the time to...

2009-10-07 09:03:00

D.C.'s First Lady Michelle Cross Fenty and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Celebrate the Capital Breast Care Center WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breast cancer. The District of Columbia has the second highest death rate from the disease in the nation. This grim statistic is what makes the work of the Capital Breast Care Center so vital to the community, and it's why two of Washington's most powerful women will join the CBCC for its 3rd annual "Gift of Life Breakfast."...

2009-09-25 16:49:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States. Early detection of breast cancer is crucial. The 5-year survival rate of a stage one diagnosis is 98 percent. Stage two still has a very high 5-year survival rate of 88 percent. See video from Procter & Gamble here: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/PGPink_37000/ Take charge of your...

2009-09-21 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept 21 /PRNewswire/ -- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States. Early detection of breast cancer is crucial. The 5-year survival rate of a stage one diagnosis is 98 percent. Stage two still has a very high 5-year survival rate of 88 percent. View the story here: http://www.mediaseed.tv/Story.aspx?story=37000 Take charge of your health by...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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