Mammography News

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11/20/2017
11/9/2017
Breast Cancer Recurrence

Women with ER-positive breast cancer may face a substantial risk of recurrence long after diagnosis, study finds

10/12/2017
Breast Cancer Screenings Still Best for Early Detection

Newer treatments, early diagnoses are improving outcomes for women with the disease, experts say

9/25/2017
Mastectomy Study Confirms 'Jolie Effect'

Preventive breast cancer surgeries rose after the actress publicized her decision

8/21/2017
Study Supports Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 40

Researchers estimate thousands more U.S. lives would be saved each year

8/21/2017
The Mammography Age Debate

Annual mammography screenings starting at 40 may save more lives, study finds

7/6/2017
Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

6/26/2017
Medicaid Cuts Tied to Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnoses

Tennessee's 2005 Medicaid rollback could forecast what might happen if GOP health plans become law, some say

6/23/2017
Updated Mammography Guidance

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Issues New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

6/22/2017
Mammogram Decision Hinges on Patient-Doc Talk, Ob-Gyn Group Says

Updated guidelines say average-risk women can start screening at age 40

6/12/2017
Asian Women Less Likely to Get Follow-up After Abnormal Mammogram

Language, cultural barriers may prevent them from receiving needed care, study authors say

5/18/2017
Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings

Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies

4/24/2017
Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms?

Scientists hope to improve breast cancer screening of younger women

4/10/2017
Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening?

Study finds that most still recommend the breast cancer screen for women in their early 40s

2/28/2017
Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives

Digital technology leads to 'marked improvement' in detection rates, radiology expert says

2/28/2017
Mammography Trends

Digital mammography has improved cancer detection rates, according to new study.

2/24/2017
Live Healthy, Live Longer

Regular checkups, exercise, no smoking, better diet and balance between work and play can add years, health expert says

2/9/2017
Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result

But imaging experts stress that doing so may raise risk for actual breast cancer

1/9/2017
Study Casts More Doubt on Value of Mammograms

1 in 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer had nonthreatening tumors, while number of advanced cases didn't change

1/9/2017
Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds

Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poor

12/9/2016
Breast Cancer Death Rates Vary Around the World

Study found many countries seeing declines, but some Latin American nations, South Korea seeing increases

11/28/2016
Never Too Old for a Mammogram?

Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

11/28/2016
Mammography at 90?

Should there be a cut-off age for screening mammography?

10/13/2016
Mammography Effectiveness

Does mammography lead to overdiagnosis in some cases?

10/12/2016
Another Study Questions Mammography Screening

But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines

9/22/2016
Software Speeds Up Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Doctors were 30 times slower reading mammograms, researchers report

9/20/2016
Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms

Research shows small uptick in Medicare patients who got screened for breast cancer

8/29/2016
Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'

Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it

7/18/2016
Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses

Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

4/14/2016
About Half of Women May Benefit From Mammograms at 40: Analysis

Study puts new scrutiny on latest guidelines, which recommend screening can begin at age 45 or 50

3/24/2016
Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests

The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

3/11/2016
Exercise Doesn't Seem to Affect Breast Density

Physical activity's positive effect on breast cancer stems from another cause, researchers suggest

1/21/2016
Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

1/11/2016
Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50

1/7/2016
Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women

New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69

1/3/2016
New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

12/30/2015
Breast Cancer Screening Methods

Ultrasound vs. Mammography in breast cancer screening

12/28/2015
Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study

But ultrasound has more false positives, researchers find

12/2/2015
False-Positive Mammogram May Hint at Breast Cancer Risk Later

But researcher stresses that risk is small, and women should be vigilant with screenings

12/2/2015
Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?

Croatian study questions the link, but U.S. experts disagree with finding

11/30/2015
Obamacare Boosting Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor: Study

Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms

10/27/2015
Number of Mammograms Handled May Affect Breast Cancer Detection Rates

Early stage invasive tumors more readily spotted at larger facilities, study says

10/27/2015
Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds

Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

10/21/2015
New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy

Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45

10/20/2015
Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society

Previous recommendation was 40; new guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause

10/7/2015
Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

9/28/2015
Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth the Cost: Study

Software doesn't appear to improve cancer detection rates, researcher says

8/26/2015
False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study

Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free

7/15/2015
Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought

Variations in tissue type throughout the breast account for difference, study says

7/6/2015
Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer

Study found counties with higher screening, detection rates had no significant difference in deaths