Navigation Links
Kylie's breast cancer triggered a surge of over 30 percent in breast imaging of low-risk women
Date:6/4/2008

Kylie's breast cancer triggered a surge of over 30 per cent in breast imaging of low risk women, says new University of Melbourne study.

Use of mammography and breast ultrasound procedures soared by over 30 per cent among women aged 25-44 in the six months following Kylie Minogue's breast cancer diagnosis, says a new study from the University of Melbourne.

There was also a sharp rise in the number of women aged 25-34 years who underwent breast biopsies but this surge in screening activity did not lead to the detection of more cases of breast cancer.

The study, published this week in the International Journal of Epidemiology, is the first to use Medicare data to examine the impact of the intense publicity that surrounded this announcement on breast imaging, biopsies and operations to remove breast tumors.

Study leader Dr Margaret Kelaher, from the University of Melbourne's Melbourne School of Population Health, and colleagues found that in the six months following Minogue's diagnosis in April 2005:

  • Breast imaging in 25-34 year old women rose by 33 per cent;
  • Breast biopsies in women 25-34 increased by 46 per cent;
  • Breast imaging in women aged 35-44 rose by 25 per cent;
  • Biopsies in women aged 35-44 increased by 37 per cent.

However, the rates of operations to remove breast cancers did not change significantly, suggesting that the flurry of screening activity led to many "false positives".

"Raising women's awareness of the need to get screened is a generally good thing," Dr Kelaher said.

"But these findings suggest that thousands of additional imaging procedures and biopsies did not improve breast cancer detection among young women.

"It appears there has been a situation where publicity has led to many low risk women using and probably overusing screening services.

"We need to improve the targeting of health mess
'/>"/>

Contact: Janine Sim-Jones
janinesj@unimelb.edu.au
61-040-089-3378
University of Melbourne
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Drug Regimen Prevents AIDS Transmission Via Breast Milk
2. Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer!
3. Breast-Feeding More Protective for Girls Than Boys
4. Metformin increases pathologic complete response rates in breast cancer patients with diabetes
5. More girls than boys benefit from breastfeeding, Hopkins Childrens research shows
6. Avastin Added to Chemo Helps Women With Advanced Breast Cancer
7. Bone Drug Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
8. Chemo May Limit Fertility in Breast Cancer Survivors
9. Blacks, Hispanics less likely than whites to receive follow-up radiation for early breast cancer
10. Study suggests chemotherapy diminishes fertility in breast cancer patients
11. Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Found to Be Highly Sensitive for Early Stage Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for screening and ... may be ameliorated through technological approaches according to a ... published online August 21, 2014 in the Journal ... David Levine, MD, MA, a third year resident in ... colleagues found that compared to usual care, technology-assisted interventions ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 According to the ... accepting applications next month for medical marijuana, regulators, ... accepting marijuana as a legalized medicine. New marijuana ... be permitted to operate in accordance with local ... best suited to handle legal cannabis. , ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... The microbiology testing sector is one of the ... is also the hugest challenge facing suppliers during these ... of AIDS – still the world’s key health threat ... opportunistic infections (OIs); bioterrorism threat; advancements in technologies for ... Although for certain infections the etiology remains a mystery, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Floors of hospitals and other ... socks. Also, many patients are relegated to lying down ... recovery, Alzheimer’s, etc. Two inventors from Perrysburg, Ohio, have ... safety. , This special pair of socks helps prevent ... patients who are relegated to beds or chairs from ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 The 8th Annual Paint Columbus Pink® ... a Cause, Pink Pooch Contest, Light of Life Ceremony, Power ... Pink Bow Campaign – all in support of cancer awareness. ... this year…. Paint Columbus Pink Foam and Obstacle Challenge on ... 727 54th Street, Columbus, Georgia 31904. It will be the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Options for weight loss your primary care doctor might not know about 2Health News:Medical Marijuana Approaches Legalization in Chicago 2Health News:Infectious Disease Testing Universe Examined in New VPG Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Infectious Disease Testing Universe Examined in New VPG Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Paint Columbus Pink Cancer Awareness/Kick-Off Meeting for Anyone Interested in Participating 2
... too much strain on or weaken children,s immune systems ... from the Robert Koch Institute investigate exactly this research ... International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108(7): 105-11). Their ... Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents ...
... the early data from Understanding Society based on 14,000 UK ... people with higher levels of education and by married people. ... on sleep, with those in routine occupations reporting worse sleep ... at the University of Surrey who analysed the findings said: ...
... , THURSDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- More than ... a night, which affects their concentration and general health, ... work performance and the ability to drive safely, found ... Prevention (CDC), which published two sleep studies March 4 ...
... combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase ... In a study scheduled for publication in the April ... Rehabilitation , researchers from the Oregon Health & Science ... survivors whether they had fallen in the past year ...
... , THURSDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- An analysis ... women with breast cancer, a new study reports. Researchers ... breast cancer tumors, and found that the way collagen fibers ... may aid in a patient,s diagnosis and help determine treatment. ...
... , THURSDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- New ... improved sleep treatments, a new study suggests. A team ... as the emblem of wakefulness persists in a hidden form ... -- something that appears to affect people,s vulnerability to being ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The better off sleep better 2Health News:1 in 3 Americans Gets Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep: CDC 2Health News:1 in 3 Americans Gets Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep: CDC 3Health News:Breast cancer survivors at higher risk for falls 2Health News:Tissue Analysis May Help Predict Breast Cancer Outcome 2Health News:Particular Brain Rhythm in Sleep Makes You More Vulnerable to Disturbances 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... DUBLIN , Aug. 29, 2014 ... the "China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017" ... accelerated aging population and rising proportion of reimbursement for ... been effectively released, with its scale presenting a CAGR ... joint products are three product segments of orthopedic instruments ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the ... their offering. The Central Nervous System (CNS) ... of pharmaceuticals industry. The numbers of CNS disorders have increased ... to meet the market requirements. There has been steady to ... the past two decades. The market for CNS therapies is ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... DENVER , Aug. 29, 2014 Does your ... date, nearly 800 doctors have recommended marijuana to the over ... Amendment 20. But the majority of the other roughly 20,300+ ... still know very little about it – even though a ... adults say they have tried it. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 2US CNS Disorders Drug Pipeline Insight 2014 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 3Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 4
... 2012 OPKO Health, Inc. and ChromaDex Corporation (OTCBB: ... alliance pursuant to which ChromaDex has licensed to OPKO ... technologies for distribution and business development throughout all of ... BluScience™ ( www.bluscience.com ), ChromaDex,s recently launched ...
... 2012 Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI ), ... innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today announced ... study in the United Kingdom. This large ... up to 20 centers across the UK. Using Uroplasty,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:OPKO Health, Inc. Invests in ChromaDex® Corp. 2OPKO Health, Inc. Invests in ChromaDex® Corp. 3OPKO Health, Inc. Invests in ChromaDex® Corp. 4OPKO Health, Inc. Invests in ChromaDex® Corp. 5Uroplasty Announces Enrollment of First Patients in the CONFIDeNT Clinical Study for Treatment of Fecal Incontinence with Urgent® PC 2Uroplasty Announces Enrollment of First Patients in the CONFIDeNT Clinical Study for Treatment of Fecal Incontinence with Urgent® PC 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: