Mammography News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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