Navigation Links
Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s
Date:10/15/2010

n can get up in the morning and say with fortitude this is exactly what I'm going to do," said Dr. Deborah Axelrod, director of Clinical Breast Programs and Services at NYU Cancer Institute in New York City, who admits to not always knowing what to tell women herself.

"It's like dancing on the head of a pin," she said.

The question is not so much whether earlier mammograms save lives, but by how much.

The USPSTF crafted its 2009 statement based on an estimated 15 percent reduction in mortality in women aged 40 through 49 who underwent regular mammographies. Based on that, it predicted that 22.3 million mammographies would result in 156,000 call backs, almost 80,000 biopsies, 9,400 diagnoses of breast cancer and 1,175 lives saved each year, Brawley noted.

"The task force was overwhelmingly influenced by the number of women who would be called back and the number of biopsies that would be done," Brawley said, while also adding that it never actually recommended against screening in one's 40s.

"One could philosophically say that the real difference between the American Cancer Society and the USPSTF is that the ACS recommends women get screened but, in the second paragraph, be told of the potential risks and dangers of screening," Brawley said. "The task force recommends that women be told of the possible risks and benefits then says something to the effect of 'you can get it if you want it.'"

But Dr. Daniel Kopans, senior radiologist in the breast imaging division of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Commission, feels it's "paternalistic if we don't think women can't deal with that kind of anxiety."

Mammography in your 40s clearly saves lives, he stated.

"The Swedish study, to me, should be the nail in the coffin [of the debate]," said Kopans, who is also a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School. "This whole business of we don't know if works
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Groundbreaking Principal and Contributor on Dr. Oz Show Releases His Latest Book on How We Can Influence the Lives of Children
2. New York and Connecticut Drug Rehab Center Mountainside Weighs In on Latest White House Budget
3. The Future of Cosmetic Dermatology: Leading Dermatologist Dr. David Goldberg Discusses the Latest Facial Rejuvenation Techniques
4. Doctors Applaud Latest Furlough Reversal
5. Latest quality and purity specifications for food ingredients help protect consumers
6. New Study Tunes Into Latest Lipo Technique
7. Intellimed's Popular Data Reporting Software IM-IC (Intelligent Client) Receives Latest Update
8. Tampa Bay Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Dermatology Practice Using New Laser Technology Some Say is the Latest Breakthrough
9. Latest Cancer Clinic Closure in Selma, Alabama
10. New Free Webinars Announced to Discuss the Latest Federal Court Overpayment Lawsuit Ruling and New Obama Health Laws for the Skyrocketing $6 Trillion Overpayment Recoupment Market
11. Latest Resource From Dynamic Disc Designs Helps Physicians Educate Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... 04, 2015 , ... Mile High Connects today releases “First and Last Mile ... for sidewalks, bike paths, and other vital supports severely limit access to public transportation ... of dollars to expand public transit, there’s very little support for safe and convenient ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... ... communities, is launching a charity effort to provide for the family of Grace, ... an enlarged heart, restrictive cardiomyopathy often leads to diastolic dysfunction – the inability ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... Scalability Experts (SE) ... Year” awards at this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference that was held in ... Year” Award Winner for Data Platform services, the 2015 HP and Microsoft “Outstanding ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... Mike Day, a former Navy SEAL ... in the Ironman World Championships in Kona on October 10th. , Mike is running ... Injury (TBI) through combat and the cutting-edge treatments that restore their quality of life. ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The conference program for the upcoming Integrative ... 2015 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa has been announced and is available ... the top of their field and will be presenting sessions such as What ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Missed Connections in Metro Denver Transit 2Health News:Georgia Insurance Advisors Inaugurates Charity Drive to Assist the Family of Young Local Girl Diagnosed with an Enlarged Heart 2Health News:Georgia Insurance Advisors Inaugurates Charity Drive to Assist the Family of Young Local Girl Diagnosed with an Enlarged Heart 3Health News:Scalability Experts is Awarded Three Separate 2015 “Partner of the Year” Awards at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2Health News:Scalability Experts is Awarded Three Separate 2015 “Partner of the Year” Awards at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 3Health News:Scalability Experts is Awarded Three Separate 2015 “Partner of the Year” Awards at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 4Health News:Navy SEAL Shot 27 Times Competes in Ironman World Championship in Kona to Raise Money for Veteran's Suffering from TBI and PTSD 2Health News:Integrative Healthcare Symposium Focus On: The Microbiome Conference Program Announced 2
... Inc. (Amex: IMA ) today announced the ... a purchase price of $302 million,comprising approximately $128 ... stock and assumed options. Alere, headquartered in Reno, ... to healthcare,organizations in helping patients with chronic illnesses ...
... More Than Original Agreement - ... Relief for Up To 8,550 Patient Plaintiffs -, ... Committee in the Guidant Medical Device Litigation,announced today that ... 8,550 patient plaintiffs who asserted claims against Guidant,Corporation, Boston ...
... more likely reach that milestone , , MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay ... children: According to a new study, that,s the ideal profile ... , The research, based largely on data from World War ... youth, farming and fathering a large number of offspring all ...
... Nutrition Inc. Chooses ,it, Girl PR to help promote their ... ... "it" Girl Public relations, one of,the leading Public Relations ... of Optimal Nutrition Inc. (O.N.I.).,O.N.I. bestows a customized door-to-door organic ...
... Hospital Staff ... BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 19 Efficient,effective and ... goal for the all-new, soon-to-open McCune-Brooks Hospital in,Carthage, ... prescribed for,itself a secure, highly reliable IP-based wireless ...
... and GRAZ, Austria, November 19 ThalesNano ... Chemistry (CDLMC),located at Karl-Franzens-University in Graz today ... The project will focus,on the application of ... of novel technologies utilizing ThalesNano,s background in,continuous ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Inverness Medical Innovations Acquires Alere Medical 2Health News:Plaintiffs Obtain $240 Million Amended Settlement In Guidant Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation 2Health News:Having Lots of Kids Helps Dads Live to 100 2Health News:Having Lots of Kids Helps Dads Live to 100 3Health News:Having Lots of Kids Helps Dads Live to 100 4Health News:'it' Girl Public Relations Adds 'O.N.I.' New Organic Food Delivery Service to Its Lifestyle Division 2Health News:More Efficient, Effective and Personal Patient Care at New McCune-Brooks Hospital Made Possible by Siemens HiPath(R) Wireless 2Health News:More Efficient, Effective and Personal Patient Care at New McCune-Brooks Hospital Made Possible by Siemens HiPath(R) Wireless 3Health News:More Efficient, Effective and Personal Patient Care at New McCune-Brooks Hospital Made Possible by Siemens HiPath(R) Wireless 4Health News:ThalesNano Inc. and the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microwave Chemistry in Graz, Austria Collaborate on Flow Chemistry Technologies 2Health News:ThalesNano Inc. and the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microwave Chemistry in Graz, Austria Collaborate on Flow Chemistry Technologies 3
(Date:9/3/2015)... , Sept. 3,  2015 ... human-made bio-artificial devices, which are implanted or ... natural organs. These include artificial heart, kidney, ... as polymers (polyurethane, polysulfone, and porous polypropylene), ... develop artificial organs. These organs are incorporated ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... Sept. 3, 2015 About dry eye syndrome ... due to deficient tear production or quick tear evaporation ... two types: aqueous tear deficient dry eye and evaporative ... glands do not produce enough tears, whereas meibomian gland ... lipids to slow tear evaporation and maintain tear stability. ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... 2015  Ascendis Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ... that applies its innovative TransCon technology to ... plans to present at several upcoming investor ... in BostonDate: , Thursday, September 10, 2015 Time: ... Merrill Lynch Global Healthcare Conference in LondonDate: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Artificial Organ Market 2015-2019 2Global Dry Eye Syndrome Market 2015-2019 2Ascendis Pharma A/S to Present at Three Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
... , Ruling Opens Door to Physician Assisted ... Montana Supreme Court ruled that state law does not contain ... drugs to patients. This decision endangers the lives of the ... people,s lives, the law needs to draw a clear distinction ...
... For the twelfth consecutive year, Rev. Nicholas Hood, III, ... save lives during New Year,s Eve celebrations. Rev. Hood, ... Plan (HAP) and the Wayne County Sheriff,s Office, is asking ... without gunfire. The hope is that there will be ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Montana Supreme Court Decision Endangers Most Vulnerable Citizens 2Rev. Nick Hood, III Asks Southeast Michiganders Not to Use Guns During New Year's Eve Celebrations 2
... OptiEdge offers design innovations that ensure outstanding ... handling. The biostable acrylic material of the ... the patented OptiEdge is designed to both ... of contact with the posterior capsule; and ...
... single-piece posterior chamber lenses are optical implants ... lens in the visual correction of aphakia ... older. The optical portion consists of a ... lenses have biconvex optics and supporting haptics ...
... lens that doesn't stop at UV ... lens, the new ACRYSOF® Natural IOL ... light. But while it filters blue ... view. That's just as clear and ...
... are manufactured using the highest ... CQ UV PMMA material is ... single piece lenses. Unioptic lens ... nonphaco and phaco styles. All ...
Medicine Products: