Mammography News

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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

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