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2009-11-30 11:30:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) has been proven to be a highly sensitive imaging technique for the detection of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a difficult to diagnose breast cancer. BSGI is a molecular breast imaging technique that can see lesions independent of tissue density and discover very early stage cancers. According to findings presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), BSGI is an effective...

2009-11-25 14:47:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Mammography Reporting System, Inc. (MRS) will demonstrate their newest high risk indicator at RSNA 2009, in Chicago. MRS is the only company in the industry offering three separate high risk indicators to alert radiologists of potentially at-risk patients at the very point they interpret a mammogram. The importance of relying on more than one high risk model has been outlined by the National Cancer Institute. They say that the Gail model alone...

2009-11-09 08:25:16

Study finds higher risk of cancer recurrence in women with dense breasts A new study finds that women treated for breast cancer are at higher risk of cancer recurrence if they have dense breasts. Published in the December 15, 2009 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study's results indicate that breast cancer patients with dense breasts may benefit from additional therapies following surgery, such as radiation. Previous studies indicate that women with...

2009-11-09 08:05:16

The use of postmenopausal hormone therapy has decreased over time in the United States, which researchers suggest may play a key role in the declining rate of atypical ductal hyperplasia, a known risk factor for breast cancer. "Postmenopausal hormone treatment is associated with increased rates of benign breast biopsies, and early and late stages of cancer. Atypical ductal hyperplasia is associated with the use of postmenopausal hormone treatment and its rates have decreased with the decline...

2009-11-02 19:27:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After mastectomy, breast cancer patients who receive radiation treatment to the lymph nodes located behind the breast bone do not live longer than those who do not receive radiation to this hard-to-treat area, according to a randomized 10-year study presented at the plenary session, November 2, 2009, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Breast cancer that is located in an internal, central location in...

2009-10-30 15:35:00

75 Percent of Hospitals and Medical Centers in Cook and Collar Counties Take Bold Step of Sharing Quality Data to Improve Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment Task Force to Call on Governor and Legislature to Fully Fund the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) CHICAGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force has announced the 56 participating hospitals, medical centers and mammography providers that are partnering to share...

2009-10-26 15:26:00

For women just diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the important decisions confronting them is whether to have a lumpectomy or mastectomy. A diagnosis of breast cancer will affect one in every eight women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society, causing them to have to decide quickly about treatment. Most studies investigating how women make this choice have surveyed women months and sometimes even years after their decision was made. Recently, however, the publication...

2009-10-23 17:08:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the October issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.bookstore.mayoclinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information, 800-876-8633, extension 9751. (Logo:...

2009-10-14 11:47:45

Later diagnosis, less first-course treatment and race are the main reasons for the difference in mortality between rich and poor breast cancer patients. A new study, published in the open access journal BMC Cancer, suggests that targeted interventions to increase breast cancer screening and treatment coverage in worse-off patients could reduce much of the socioeconomic disparity in survival. Xue Qin Yu, who conducted the analysis while employed with the American Cancer Society, studied the...

2009-10-13 16:21:11

Breast"“conserving surgery offered to the majority of patients There is concern that mastectomy is over-utilized in the United States, which raises questions about the role of surgeons and patient preference in treatment selection for breast cancer. New data from an observational study found that breast-conserving surgery was presented and provided in the majority of patients evaluated. Surgeon recommendations, patient decisions, and failure of breast-conserving surgery were all found...


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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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