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2011-12-02 06:57:42

Alicia Rose DelGallo, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There is a hot debate in the medical community about whether the benefits of screening for breast cancer in your forties outweigh the risks. A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America has found that women in this age group do benefit from annual mammography screening. "We believe that women in their forties should have a screening mammogram every year," said study author...

New Study Supports Mammography Screening At 40
2011-11-29 09:12:55

Women in their 40s with no family history of breast cancer are just as likely to develop invasive breast cancer as are women with a family history of the disease, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). These findings indicate that women in this age group would benefit from annual screening mammography. The breast cancer screening guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in November 2009 sparked a...

2009-11-29 23:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Elastography is an effective, convenient technique that, when added to breast ultrasound, helps distinguish cancerous breast lesions from benign results, according to an ongoing study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). When mammography yields suspicious findings, physicians often use ultrasound to obtain additional information. However, ultrasound has the potential to result in more biopsies...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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