Mammography News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

4/8/2003
The Good Mammogram

Ways to ensure a thorough examination

3/21/2003
Sonography Superior for Some Breast Cancers

More accurate than mammography for women under 45 with symptoms

3/19/2003
Recommendation for Repeat Mammogram Overused

Few women had cancer at two-year follow-up, study finds

2/21/2003
Younger Women With Family History Skip Mammograms

New research says fear may be the key factor

2/20/2003
Timed Mammograms

Have the test when your breasts are least tender

2/18/2003
Getting a Clear Read on Your Mammogram

Accuracy of results may be affected by radiologist training

2/17/2003
Older, But Not Better About Having Mammograms

Older women not getting regular screenings; doctors not helping, study says

1/3/2003
Younger Women Do Benefit from Mammography

Screening finds cancers in earlier stages among women in their 40s, research shows

12/4/2002
Can Mammograms Spot Heart Disease?

Breast screening may catch indirect signs of heart trouble

10/16/2002
More Breast Screening Benefits

Mammography frequently detects non-invasive tumors