Mammography News

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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

2/28/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled

Population-wide benefit from patients abandoning hormonal therapies may be ebbing, study finds

2/22/2011
Mammograms May Not Be Fool-Proof at Catching Second Cancers

Finding points to need for vigilance in watching for symptoms between screenings, expert says

2/22/2011
Mammography Expertise May Improve With Practice

The more doctors review, the better they get at detecting noncancerous lesions, study finds

2/14/2011
FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device

Should 'significantly enhance existing diagnosis and treatment approaches,' agency says

2/11/2011
1/31/2011
Why a Woman May Avoid a Mammogram

Pain, embarrassment, lack of time top the list, survey finds

12/9/2010
Only Half of Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms

This also holds true for those with insurance to pay for the procedure, study finds

12/9/2010
U.S. Failing to Meet Goals for Women's Health: Report

Survey gives nation unsatisfactory grade on most measures of well-being

12/1/2010
Annual Mammograms May Cut Mastectomy Rate for Some

Study finds added benefit from yearly screenings for women younger than 50

11/29/2010
Women With Breast Cancer History Should Consider MRI: Study

Although not currently recommended, adding it to mammography can detect new cancers, researchers say

11/24/2010
Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC

Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

11/18/2010
British Study Supports Mammograms for Some Women Under 50

Screening spotted cancer earlier, upped chances of survival in women with moderate risk factors

11/16/2010
Cancer Risk From Radiation of Mammograms Is Slight: Study

Research finds benefits of expected lives saved outweigh the dangers

10/25/2010
Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study

More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

10/15/2010
Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s

Experts say earlier screening still a good idea despite debate about doing them later

10/7/2010
Denser Breasts Raise Odds of Second Breast Cancer, Study Finds

And risk looks stronger for the opposite breast

10/7/2010
Mammogram Guidelines Still Beget Confusion

A year later, experts disagree about who should be screened and when

10/7/2010
A Little Pain, a Life Saved

Maryland woman explains how early detection made critical difference

9/30/2010
Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s, Study Says

Research in Sweden found lower death rates for those who got screened

9/22/2010
Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Death Rates, But Only Modestly: Study

Norwegian study findings stir renewed debate over the value of routine screening

7/27/2010
Technology May Explain Mammogram's Poorer Performance in Younger Women

Worse detection rate not due to tumor biology in women under 50, study suggests.

7/6/2010
Breast, Colon Cancer Screening Rates High, But Not High Enough

CDC says thousands of lives are lost each year because people didn't get the tests

6/29/2010
An Extra Nudge Might Boost Mammogram Rates

Study finds that reminders help push low-income women with insurance to get screened

6/23/2010
Expert Challenges New Mammogram Guidelines

Screening should start at age 40, not 50 as U.S. task force recommends, Harvard radiologist says

5/19/2010
Health Tip: Getting a Mammogram

Here's what's involved

5/3/2010
For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study

Before 40 and without symptoms, screening mammography may be inappropriate, researchers say

5/3/2010
Aggressive Action Urged When Evaluating Breast Lesions

Suspicious growths in high-risk patients should be classified as soon as possible, researchers say

4/22/2010
Remedy Needed for Overdiagnosis of Cancers

New review finds significant number of mammograms, PSA tests spot tumors that don't need treating

4/22/2010
Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

Insurance status didn't make a difference, study finds

3/31/2010
Simple Forms Help Docs Do Better Breast Exams

Study found writing it down lead to more careful cancer screening

3/26/2010
Many With Breast Cancer Decide Too Soon to Remove Other Breast

Small study suggests that women often overestimate the odds that the tumor will spread

3/24/2010
Mammograms May Not Boost Survival, Danish Study Suggests

But U.S. expert says screening is best way to prevent breast cancer deaths

3/5/2010
New Prostate Cancer Guidelines Aim to Empower the Patient

Diagnostic test not infallible, can lead to unneeded treatments with unwanted side effects

2/23/2010
Mammogram Plus MRI Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women

Having both procedures annually may improve life expectancy, study finds

2/23/2010
Access to Mammograms Drops After Guidelines Change

Survey finds that some states have cut breast cancer screening programs

2/12/2010
Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates

Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

1/21/2010
Radiation Dose Lower With Digital Mammography

Compared to conventional film, new method reduces exposure, research shows

1/5/2010
Start Mammograms by 40, Breast Imaging Experts Say

New guidelines also call for annual screening by 30 for high-risk women

1/1/2010
Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009

Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

12/8/2009
U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Drop

Report says lifestyle changes, better screening and treatment explain decrease

12/1/2009
Mammograms May Boost Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women

Radiation exposures in younger women may up chances of disease, study finds

11/24/2009
Recent Cancer Screening Changes Leave Many Confused

But experts say science is behind reasoning that testing less is OK

11/23/2009
Women Should Ignore New Mammogram Guideline, Ex-NIH Chief Says

Dr. Bernadine Healy, first woman to head the agency, said lives could be at risk

11/20/2009
No Immediate Changes Expected in Mammogram Coverage

Health plans say routine screening is an individual decision

11/19/2009
Task Force Member Defends Mammography Guidelines

Meanwhile, three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new recommendations

11/18/2009
Mammography: What to Do Now?

Three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new guidelines

11/16/2009
Guidelines Delay Start of Mammograms to Age 50, Then Every Other Year

Cancer Society, others voice strong disapproval of federal recommendations

11/4/2009
Waiting, Wondering About Radiology Results Irks Patients

Getting details in writing would be ideal, survey finds