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2014-02-25 23:31:35

Center for Breast Health Honored for Providing Exceptional Patient Care and Treatment Jackson, MS (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Center for Breast Health at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society,...

Improving Cancer Diagnosis Rates With New Paper Test Strip
2014-02-25 13:37:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a paper test that could improve cancer diagnosis rates. Cancer mortality rates can be drastically reduced with early detection, but some of these methods, such as mammography and colonoscopy, are unable to be used in developing nations. Cancer rates in these countries now account for 70 percent of mortality around the world, so a new method to detect the...

2014-02-24 23:24:03

Grassroots Events Across USA on 3.3.14 Focus on Aggressive But Lesser-known Breast Cancer with Disproportionate Impact on Younger Women, African-American Women and Women with BRCA1 Gene Mutation Norwood, NJ (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Breast cancer treatments and public awareness have advanced in recent years; however, Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) lags behind with no targeted treatments for patients and minimal recognition of its existence. With up to 20% of breast cancers...

2014-02-24 16:23:52

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Diagnostic Imaging, a leading online community for medical imaging professionals, explored in two related blogs the latest controversy around a recent screening mammography study. Radiologists Ken Keller, MD, and Eric Postal, MD, both regular contributors to Diagnostic Imaging, offered their remarks related to a recent BMJ study that found annual mammograms for women aged 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer mortality...

2014-02-21 23:21:11

What To Do About The New Controversies Regarding Mammograms Thousand Oaks, California (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The controversy about screening mammogram rages on. Last week, the Canadian National Breast Screening Study published its conclusion that "annual mammography in women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of physical examination." Some people may interpret this result as women don't need mammogram anymore. On the other hand, we have...

2014-02-19 23:24:10

Hails Emphasis on Volumetric Assessment of Breast Density Wellington, New Zealand (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The changes in the breast density reporting categories included in the Fifth Edition of Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) Atlas recently issued by the American College of Radiology (ACR) represent a significant step towards the provision of accurate breast density measurements to women by the renewed emphasis on volumetric assessments, according to Volpara...

2014-02-13 08:30:57

Canadians with lower income often less likely to receive potentially life-saving cancer tests and treatments Examining disparities in cancer control - A story of gaps, opportunities, and some successes TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - A new report, System Performance Special Focus Report: Examining Disparities in Cancer Control, released today uncovers potentially important disparities in the cancer care received by Canadians based on how much they earn, where they live, and if...

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 23:25:09

CDI Miami offers new procedures that detect skeletal health and prevent osteoporosis. Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Osteoporosis is typically an age-related disorder where bone density is lost slowly over time. The most common symptom is bone fracture; these occur in bone structures and situations where bones wouldn’t usually break. These “fragility fractures” usually occur in the spinal column, ribs, hips, and wrists, which are all points where complex joints and movement...


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  • A spider.
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