Mammography News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/26/2009
Breast Abnormality Follow-Up Often Later in Black Women

Reasons for delay are unclear, researchers say

10/21/2009
American Cancer Society Stands By Cancer Screening Guidelines

Group has no plans to rethink testing for breast, prostate tumors, contrary to published report

10/20/2009
Health Tip: Preparing for a Mammogram

How to get ready for the test

7/31/2009
Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

Researchers study system designed for diagnosis as way to treat disease

7/24/2009
Culture May Help Raise Breast Cancer Death Rate for American Indians

Fatalism, stigma barriers to prevention and treatment for this hard-hit group, study finds

7/14/2009
Reminders Boost Mammography Appointments

Prompts for breast exams improve compliance, study finds

7/10/2009
More Mammograms May Mean More 'Harmless' Cancers

Experts stress, though, that screenings remain vital

6/3/2009
Pausing Hormone Therapy Doesn't Cut Mammogram Recalls

Repeat imaging rates similar whether women stopped hormone treatment or not, study finds

6/1/2009
Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Checking for Second Malignancies

Another study found some also suffer PTSD years after treatment

4/16/2009
Dense Breasts Complicate Testing and Treatment

Risk factor is one women can do little about, experts say

3/18/2009
When Breast Cancer Recurs, Finding Pre-Symptoms Is Key

Early stage cancers are usually smaller and more contained, study finds

2/24/2009
Waiting Is the Hardest Part in Biopsies

Study finds stress hormone levels abnormal among women waiting for breast biopsy results

2/3/2009
Fewer Women Are Having Mammograms

CDC reports decline in two-thirds of the country

1/27/2009
Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Getting Recommended Mammograms

Chest radiation indicates need for earlier screening, study notes

12/12/2008
Progress Made in Predicting Breast Cancer Risk

Breast density, tumor characteristics help fine-tune treatment, study says

12/3/2008
Latest Breast Imaging Techniques Offer New Views

Neither will replace mammography for screening yet, experts say

11/25/2008
Weight Boosts Older Women's Breast Cancer Risk

It's the added pounds, not impaired detection, that's to blame, study concludes

11/25/2008
Some Breast Cancers May Regress on Their Own

Study of women receiving mammography suggests it happens

10/17/2008
Mammograms Remain Best Way to Spot Breast Cancer

Friday is National Mammography Day

10/1/2008
Computer-Aided Mammogram Reading Effective

Detection rates rival those of two radiologist readings, study says

9/4/2008
New Screening Catches More Breast Cancers

Finding among new trends in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, experts say

8/20/2008
Health Tip: Before Your Mammogram

How to prepare for the test

8/1/2008
Breast CT Scans Could Be Comfortable Alternative to Mammograms

Newer technique didn't squeeze breasts, still spotted lesions, study finds

7/29/2008
2 Breast Cancer Screening Strategies Prove Effective

But recall rate for abnormal mammograms was lower in Norwegian practice than in U.S.

7/22/2008
Lidocaine Gel May Ease Mammography Discomfort

Authors say image quality unaffected, other expert unsure

6/11/2008
Facility Characteristics Influence Mammography Accuracy

Where screening is performed as important as who interprets results, study finds

5/13/2008
Coupled With Mammography, Ultrasound Finds More Breast Cancers

But, false-positive rate may be too high for some women, study suggests

5/8/2008
Breast Cancer Tends to Grow Faster in Younger Women

Finding could affect how screenings are conducted, analyzed, researchers say

4/21/2008
Mammograms Still a Good Idea for Elderly Women

Study finds it reduces risk of being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer

2/25/2008
HRT Can Lead to Abnormal Mammograms, Biopsies

That may limit effectiveness of these breast cancer detection methods, study says

2/20/2008
Mammograms Might Spot Stroke Risk

Calcifications in breast arteries upped chances of cardiovascular trouble, study finds

1/29/2008
Digital Mammography Better Than Film for Some Women

Those under 50 who are pre-, perimenopausal with dense breasts benefit most, analysis confirms

1/23/2008
Co-Pays Contribute to Drop in Preventive Care

Even small co-pays made some women opt out of screening mammographies, study finds

1/4/2008
Not All Women Need Digital Mammograms

Older women do as well with more cost-effective conventional film screenings, study says

12/11/2007
Diagnostic Mammogram Readings Vary by Radiologist

Radiologists' experience and affiliation often influenced results, study found

12/5/2007
11/29/2007
Fewer Women Getting Mammograms

And doctors worry that could lead to rise in breast cancer cases

11/26/2007
Understanding of Mammography Differs Among Races

Better breast health education needed among minority, underserved women, study finds

11/26/2007
Urban Women May Have Greater Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds city-dwelling females have more dense breasts

10/26/2007
Survey Finds Many Women Misinformed About Cancer

Deaths rates could be cut with more testing and early detection

10/17/2007
U.S. Women's Health Care Still Falls Short: Report

11 states as well as District of Columbia receive failing grades

9/25/2007
Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

But decline is greater among white women than black women, report finds

9/23/2007
Experts Offer Tips on Easing Mammogram Discomfort

Simple steps like avoiding caffeine can help, they say

8/14/2007
Decline in U.S. Breast Cancers Tied to Drop in Hormone Use

Mammogram trends played no role in recent lower numbers, study finds

6/4/2007
Herceptin Heart Danger Stays Same After Five Years

Breast cancer patients showed no increase in risk, longer-term study finds

5/17/2007
Severely Obese Women More Likely to Skip Cancer Scans

Many may feel embarrassed at getting weighed or examined, expert says

5/14/2007
U.S. Mammography Rates Dropping

Government study found 4% decline between 2000 and 2005

5/5/2007
New Study Stresses Mammogram's Importance in Breast Cancer Decline

Analysis shows effect of screening mammography

4/10/2007
U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

But too many people are still smoking and not eating well or exercising, report says

4/5/2007
Health Tip: Preparing for a Mammogram

Do's and don'ts on the day of the test