Mammography News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/2/2006
Mammograms Sometimes Spot Non-Threatening Growths

But this 'over-diagnosis' is no reason to forego regular screening, an expert says

1/18/2006
Health Tip: The Right Age for a Mammogram

Under most circumstances, it's 40

12/21/2005
Compressing Digital Mammograms May Improve Detection

It rids the screen of background "noise," expert explains

11/29/2005
Mammograms Move to the Web

'Telemammography' could be a boon to rural women, study finds

11/28/2005
New Technology May Improve On Mammography

Tomosynthesis cuts down on false-positives, study shows

10/30/2005
U.S. Mammography Rates Falling

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends, one expert warns of disturbing trend

9/26/2005
Questionnaire Helps Determine Breast Cancer Risk

Survey of family and personal history pinpoints women who may need screening

9/22/2005
Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

Diagnoses rise in women over 50, but not in younger women, report finds

9/20/2005
Hormone Replacement Therapy Raises Breast Density

Researchers warn this may impair mammogram accuracy and boost cancer risk

9/16/2005
Digital Mammography Better for Many Women

More accurate than film for younger women with dense breasts, large study finds

9/12/2005
Mammography Figures May Be Overestimated

Three-quarters of women say they have them, but state census study reveals much smaller number

8/16/2005
Mammograms Boost Survival Odds

The screenings often detect slower-growing tumors, study finds

8/8/2005
Breast Cancers Being Caught Earlier

Smaller size of tumors skewing success rate of treatments, researchers say

7/25/2005
U.S. Breast Biopsy Rates Unchanged

More mammograms may mean more false positives requiring tests, experts say

7/20/2005
Breast Cancer Risk Fine-Tuned

Study finds which women with benign breast disease face greatest risk down the road

7/19/2005
Study: Mammos May Not Halt Breast Cancer Deaths

But findings shouldn't dissuade women from annual screen, experts say

7/7/2005
Quarter of Women Not Getting Health Care They Need

Survey finds costs causing many to skip or cut back on tests, drugs and doctor visits

7/1/2005
Mammography Use Up, But Not Perfect

Having a personal doctor raises odds of getting screened, study found

6/28/2005
Malpractice Fears Color Mammogram Readings

Study finds concerns may contribute to high rates of repeat tests, biopsies

6/10/2005
Radiologists' Mammogram Accuracy Varies Widely

Those at busiest centers better able to detect cancers, study found

5/16/2005
MRI/Mammo Combo Spots Most Breast Tumors

Dual treatment caught almost all cancers in high-risk women

4/26/2005
Access to Mammography On the Decline

Study finds lack of radiologists, and problem may worsen

3/6/2005
Many Women Still Don't Get Annual Mammograms

Only one in 20 follows schedule recommendations, researchers say

3/2/2005
Practice Improves Mammogram Diagnosis

Doctors who read the most images are most accurate, study finds

2/4/2005
Study: Mammograms Painless for Most Women

Finding challenges common assumptions about breast exam

1/14/2005
New Scans Spot More Small Breast Tumors

Molecular breast imaging method improves detection of malignancies

1/5/2005
Mammography's Early Catches Have Silver Lining

Lead to less toxic breast cancer treatments, study says

12/15/2004
Biennial Mammograms OK for Some Women

No higher risk of late-stage cancer found in those aged 50 and older

12/8/2004
Breast MRIs Won't Obviate Need for Biopsy

Cancer screens sensitive, but they don't catch everything