Mammography News

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10/23/2012
3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows

New technique produces better images at lower radiation dose

10/2/2012
Study: Digital Beats Film Mammography at Spotting Breast Cancer

Dutch research finds digital screening better at detecting life-threatening tumors

9/18/2012
First Ultrasound to Spot Cancer in Dense Breasts Approved

Mammography will help doctors decide which women should get new screen

9/13/2012
Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study

European review finds that screening every two years worthwhile for those aged 50 to 70

9/7/2012
X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study

Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

8/20/2012
Dense Breasts Not Linked to Cancer Deaths

Worse breast cancer survival seen with low-density tissue in obese women, study finds

8/3/2012
Breast Cancer Charity Overstates Value of Mammograms: Researchers

But, Komen official maintains routine screening gives best chance for improved survival

7/24/2012
Medical Group Notes Key Elements of Well-Woman Exams

Find out which screening, tests, counseling should be part of office visit

7/17/2012
Mammograms Have 'Limited or No Effect' on Breast Cancer Deaths: Study

But other experts cite limitations of Swedish study, encourage regular mammograms

7/10/2012
No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

6/28/2012
U.S. Mammography Rates Drop Following Task Force Recommendations

Guidelines associated with a 6 percent drop in screenings among women in their 40s, study says

5/16/2012
Education Is Key to Health: Report

Along with poverty, less schooling linked to more chronic disease, disability and shorter life

5/4/2012
Mammograms Beat Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection: Study

Newer technology missed half of tumors and yielded many false positives, researchers say

5/3/2012
Many Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s Aren't 'High-Risk': Study

Researchers favor annual mammograms even with no family history

4/30/2012
Here Are the Women Who Need Mammograms in Their 40s: Study

Regular screening recommended if you have family history of breast cancer, dense breast tissue, experts say

4/5/2012
Follow-Up Procedures Common in Women After Breast-Conserving Surgery

Reason may rest with concerns about recurrence of disease, study says

4/5/2012
False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study

Researchers urge women who have false-positive results to get regular follow-ups

4/3/2012
Ultrasound, MRI Might Spot Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue

Study suggests screening methods beyond mammograms may be useful in high-risk patients

4/2/2012
Routine Mammography May Lead to Overdiagnosis: Study

Up to 25% of mammogram-detected breast cancers may not need treatment, researchers say

3/22/2012
Dense Breasts May Be Linked to Cancer Recurrence

But researchers say it's too soon for these preliminary findings to influence practice

3/21/2012
Two Studies Find Routine Mammography Saves Lives

Decades-long look at Dutch screening program finds benefit, even as treatments got better

2/22/2012
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Study

More cancers spotted this way were found at early stages, were easier to treat

1/26/2012
Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC

National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

12/30/2011
Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011

Debates over cellphone safety, cigarette-pack images also grabbed headlines

12/23/2011
Breast Cancer Patients Face More Imaging Tests Today

Study finds multiple visits common in pre-op period, urges better coordination

12/21/2011
40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'

In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

12/20/2011
Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates

It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor

12/9/2011
British Study Suggests Mammograms Do More Harm Than Good

But U.S. experts say getting them annually, starting at age 40, saves lives

12/6/2011
Mammograms Cut Risk of Breast Cancer Death by Half, Study Finds

Echoes previous findings, supports calls for routine screening

11/29/2011
Study Supports Mammograms For Women in Their 40s

It finds women with no family history as prone to develop breast cancer as higher-risk women

11/21/2011
New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50

Advisory mirrors controversial recommendations issued by U.S. panel in 2009

11/8/2011
Advances in Breast Cancer Care May Not Be Reaching Older Women

Study finds patients 65 and older are not seeing same decline in death rate as younger patients

10/17/2011
Less Frequent Mammograms May Lower False-Positive Results

But every-other-year screening may also raise risk for late-stage breast cancer diagnosis, study finds

10/11/2011
Women Say Mammograms Give Them Sense of Control: Survey

Mammography is currently the best tool available to screen for breast cancer, expert contends

10/4/2011
Poorer Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer

Less access to cancer screening and treatment is to blame, report says

9/23/2011
Foreign-Born U.S. Women Getting Mammograms

But they're still less likely than U.S.-born women to get breast cancer screening

9/20/2011
MRI Can Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women: Study

Compared with mammograms, scans are better for those at-risk, but cost needs to be lowered

9/14/2011
More Mammograms Equal More Mastectomies: Study

But experts urge women to continue to get screened

9/7/2011
Annual Breast Exams, Mammograms Still Key to Detecting Breast Cancer

Third of tumors were spotted in a breast exam by a doctor or a self-exam, study finds

8/22/2011
Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms

As women stopped taking HT, they also stopped getting regular mammograms, researchers report

7/29/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates

European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

7/27/2011
Computer-Aided Mammography Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Detection: Study

But imaging software makes it more likely women will need more testing, researchers say

7/20/2011
Largest Ob/Gyn Group Backs Annual Mammograms in 40s

Yearly screening important, experts say, because cancers in younger women tend to grow faster, sooner

7/5/2011
Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds

Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say

6/28/2011
Longest Trial Ever Confirms Mammograms' Benefits

They save far more lives than previously thought, researchers say

6/20/2011
Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform

Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

6/8/2011
Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?

For women rallying against 2009 mammography proposals, Internet was strategic new tool, expert says

5/4/2011
Women in Their 40s Want Mammograms: Poll

Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds many women disagree with new recommendations that screening should begin at 50

5/3/2011
Tumors Spotted Between Mammograms Often More Aggressive: Study

And cancers that didn't show up in regular screenings grew faster than ones radiologists missed

4/29/2011
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Studies

New research, though preliminary, could reignite debate on best time to start routine breast cancer screening