Mammography News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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