Mammography News

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5/1/2013
Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk

Study found one-fourth higher odds of being diagnosed with later-stage disease

4/25/2013
Race, Income Tied to Breast Cancer Treatment Delays, Reduced Survival

Study of young women found big difference if treatment started within 2 weeks versus 6 weeks

4/22/2013
Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer Drug Is Working: Study

Those on tamoxifen who showed reduction in breast density had 50 percent lower risk of death within 15 years

4/19/2013
Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines

Annual screenings continue as women, doctors appear to be ignoring task force recommendations, new data shows

4/15/2013
Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?

Early breast cancer found more often in large study, but not more cases of invasive disease

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/8/2013
For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes

Study links long gap from last screening, or no screening at all, to more advanced disease and death

3/19/2013
False-Positive Mammograms Can Trigger Long-Term Distress

For some, anxiety persisted up to 3 years after being declared cancer-free, study finds

3/18/2013
Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study

Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

2/26/2013
More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say

2/5/2013
For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test

Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval

1/9/2013
Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study

Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

1/7/2013
Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study

To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says

12/27/2012
U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study

Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

11/27/2012
Women With Dense Breasts Open to Additional Cancer Screening: Study

Routine mammograms can miss tumors in these women, researchers explain

11/27/2012
More Cancers May Be Missed Under Latest Mammogram Guidelines

Studies looked at impact of 2009 recommendations from U.S. task force

11/21/2012
Mammograms Do Not Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

But one expert says it's just too difficult to assess screening's role in breast cancer trends

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