Mammography News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

4/4/2007
Computer-Aided Detection Doesn't Help Mammography

It leads to too many false-positive results in breast screenings, study finds

4/3/2007
Breast Cancer Deaths Dropping Most in Women Under 70

Overall decline since 1990s attributed to tamoxifen, more screenings, experts say

4/2/2007
New Mammography Guidelines Issued for Women 40-49

American College of Physicians suggests exam timetable should be based on discussion with doctor

1/31/2007
Black Women Often Miss Out on Mammogram Results

In many cases, findings don't reach women or are misinterpreted, study finds

1/25/2007
Mammography Rates Dropping, U.S. Report Finds

Experts worry about whether troubling trend will continue

1/22/2007
Preparing for Your Mammogram

What to know before you go

12/31/2006
High-Tech Mammograms Will Change Breast Cancer Care

Two new technologies offer better results with less discomfort

12/18/2006
Doctors' Judgment Still Trumps Mammography Advances

Computer-assisted scans can miss lesions caught by trained eye

12/8/2006
Mammogram's Benefit During 40s Still Uncertain

British study weighed plusses, minuses for nearly 161,000 women tracked over 11 years

11/29/2006
Mammogram Via Satellite Helps Rural Women

Technology may end long waits for out-of-the-way patients, experts say

11/27/2006
New Breast Scanner Rivals Mammograms

And it works without flattening the breast, researchers say

10/22/2006
Digital Mammography Boosts Chances of Spotting Malignancies

It's the next big advance in breast cancer detection, doctors say

10/3/2006
Hormone Therapy Ups Ovarian-Cancer Risk

But most women aren't taking the treatment as steadily as they once did, researchers note

9/26/2006
One in 10 Mammograms Comes Back Abnormal

Study finds most radiologists evaluating tests well, reducing cancer death rates

9/24/2006
Biopsy Best for Breast Cancer Detection

It's superior to other tests, like MRIs, researchers find

9/6/2006
Home Visits Boost Mammography Rates for Rural Poor

Almost half of study group went on to get exams, study finds

9/6/2006
Dense Breasts Raise Cancer Risk

Two studies found it was as important a predictor as age

7/18/2006
New Digital Mammography System Approved

FDA OKs Fuji's FCRm system

6/20/2006
Older Women Not Getting Needed Mammograms

And minority women receive fewer screenings than whites, study finds

4/24/2006
Breast Cancer Survivors Lax About Mammograms

Only 33% get them annually for five years after diagnosis, study finds

4/17/2006
Fewer Mammograms May Boost Black Women's Breast Cancer Risk

Finding suggests more needs to be done to increase screening rates