Mammography News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/7/2004
Hand-held Breast Scanner May Help Women Spot Potential Problems

Device meant as a pre-screening tool, to encourage self-examination

12/1/2004
Some Breast Cancer Screens Better Than Others

Study says MRI catches tumors missed by mammography in high-risk women

10/30/2004
Decline in Number of Breast Imaging Centers Worries Doctors

Women in poor or rural areas are at increasing risk, experts say

10/25/2004
Mammography Escapes Poor, Rural Women

Study finds problem more acute among blacks, Native Americans

10/19/2004
Minimally Invasive Breast Screening Has Limits

But experts say ductal lavage still has a role in finding cancer

10/18/2004
HRT Raises Risk of Abnormal Mammograms

Treatment increases odds that screen will be hard to interpret

9/13/2004
Most Women Start Annual Mammograms by Age 40

But many who are poor, lack insurance or don't speak English don't

9/3/2004
Health Tip: Should You Have a Mammogram?

Experts say it's best way to catch disease early

8/31/2004
Mammograms Point to Better Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients

Women who get them less likely to suffer recurrence of disease, study says

8/27/2004
HRT Can Affect Mammography Results

Previous breast surgery, low weight also may influence screenings, British study contends

8/23/2004
Risk of False-Positive Mammo Reading Lower Than Thought

The tests are still the best tool for detecting breast cancer, study says

7/22/2004
Radiology Advances Fight Breast Cancer

Improvements help both detection and treatment

6/10/2004
Experts Urge More Breast Cancer Screening

But report says facility, personnel shortages impede progress

5/25/2004
False-Positive Mammos More Common for Those Overweight

Researchers say obesity epidemic will make problem more widespread

5/9/2004
High-Quality Mammograms for Mom

Breast cancer foundation calls for continued national standards on screening

5/9/2004
Women's Health Week Kicks Off

Government sponsoring medical screenings across United States

5/3/2004
Alternatives to Mammograms on Horizon

Study examines 3 new breast-imaging methods

4/26/2004
State of Mind Can Matter With Mammograms

Emotions and attitudes influence whether minority women go for screening

4/12/2004
More Frequent Mammograms Urged for High-Risk Women

Women with BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations very vulnerable, study found

3/17/2004
Treatment for Localized Breast Cancer Varies Widely

Finding underscores need for consensus on therapies

3/16/2004
Mammograms Becoming a Tricky Read

More older women have breast tissue as dense as young women

3/8/2004
Mammography Recall Guideline Needs Second Look

Skilled radiologists with high recall rates more likely to detect breast cancer

2/23/2004
New Proof That Early Detection Aids Breast Cancer Fight

Mortality rate lower for women who find cancers early, two studies report

2/13/2004
Not All Women Getting Mammographies

Poor, uninsured and some minorities still face barriers to screening

2/4/2004
Computers No Better at Detecting Breast Cancer

They're no more effective than radiologists, new research finds

1/27/2004
Breast Implants Can Mar Mammo Detection

But study finds this doesn't affect survival rates

12/15/2003
Childhood Cancer Victims Not Followed Closely Enough

Screening for cancer in adulthood is too low, study finds

12/4/2003
New Scanner Catches Early Signs of Breast Cancer

It finds subtle changes in cells that occur before a lump can be felt or seen

12/1/2003
Better Breast Scans

Computer-aided diagnosis systems improve effectiveness of disease screens

11/26/2003
Value of Cancer Screening in Older Women Doubted

Study finds lots spent on mammograms, Pap smears with little evidence

11/18/2003
Another Clue to Breast Cancer Recurrence

Size of tumor linked to increased risk of disease returning

11/17/2003
Mammograms After 65 Can Save Lives

But not every older woman will benefit from them, new research says

10/21/2003
Study: Breast Screening in U.S. Needs Work

Cancer detection rates the same in U.K. with fewer biopsies, false positives

10/10/2003
Early Detection the Key to Combating Breast Cancer

Annual mammograms recommended for women over 40

10/1/2003
New Imaging Technique Spots Hidden Breast Tumors

It could benefit women at elevated risk of cancer

9/18/2003
North American Women Get More False-Positive Mammograms

That doesn't result in more diagnoses of early breast cancers

8/26/2003
A Faster, Cheaper, Better Mammogram

Digital technology improves results for dense tissue

8/12/2003
Screening Program Effective for Breast Cancer

Oregon effort helps low-income women get the checks they need

7/28/2003
New Benefits Found With Annual Mammograms

They can detect smaller tumors, sometimes avoiding mastectomy

7/10/2003
Get all the Facts on Breast Cancer Screening

Women need to be given more information about hotly debated tests, study says

6/16/2003
Detecting Breast Cancer: An Image Problem

MRIs often aren't the best diagnostic tool for low-risk patients

4/15/2003
Mammogram Pain Overrated

Researchers hope results help dispel myths, encourage more women to get them