Navigation Links
Mammograms Remain Best Way to Spot Breast Cancer
Date:10/17/2008

Friday is American Cancer Society's National Mammography Day

FRIDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Mammograms detect 80 percent to 90 percent of breast cancers in women without symptoms, and all women 40 and older should get a yearly mammogram, says the American Cancer Society (ACS) as it marks National Mammography Day on Friday, Oct. 17.

"Mammography remains the most effective screening test for the early detection of breast cancer available to women today," Dr. Otis W. Brawley, the ACS's chief medical officer, said in a society news release. "Women are strongly urged to schedule their mammograms yearly and to talk to their doctor regularly about their risk for breast cancer."

Early detection by mammography screening and improvements in treatment have contributed to a decline in the breast cancer death rate in the United States since 1990. However, recent evidence suggests that many women are getting mammograms at a later age, not scheduling them yearly, or aren't receiving appropriate and timely follow-up after positive breast cancer screening results.

Along with recommending yearly mammograms and clinical breast examinations for women over age 40, the ACS says that women ages 20 to 39 should undergo clinical breast examination at least once every three years. All women should be familiar with their breasts and immediately report any changes to their health care provider.

Women at high risk for breast cancer (greater than a 20 percent lifetime risk) should have an annual MRI and mammogram, and women at moderate risk (15 percent to 20 percent lifetime risk) should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram, the ACS recommends.

More information

Women can access a free online "mammogram reminder tool" at the American Cancer Society.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Cancer Society, news release, Oct. 15, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Breast CT Scans Could Be Comfortable Alternative to Mammograms
2. 6-month follow-up diagnostic mammograms recommended for women with probably benign lesions
3. Mammograms Still a Good Idea for Elderly Women
4. Mammograms benefit women up to the age of 75 and 3-yearly screening intervals are best
5. Make Your Mammogram a Positive Experience: Author Offers Guidelines and Tips to Change Womens Negative Attitudes Toward Mammograms
6. Hormone therapy increases frequency of abnormal mammograms, breast biopsies
7. LA BioMed study finds hormone therapy increases frequency of abnormal mammograms, breast biopsies
8. HRT Can Lead to Abnormal Mammograms, Biopsies
9. Mammograms Might Spot Stroke Risk
10. Not All Women Need Digital Mammograms
11. Accuracy of diagnostic mammograms varies by radiologist
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Mammograms Remain Best Way to Spot Breast  Cancer
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... FOR INFORMATION: ... AORN SURGICAL CONFERENCE & EXPO , WHAT:     , This conference is the ... perioperative nurses in attendance to study the latest evidence-based recommendations and resources ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... Research has shown ... to reduce the frequency and level of relapse. , At the ... and Purpose,” will explore the critical tasks of the recovery phase and beyond ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Today, the Whole-Food ... announced that the much-anticipated feature with author Jahnavi Foster, specialist in healthy vegetarian cuisine, ... Network. , Each week, on his weekly Whole-Food Warrior TV show, Frank Davis highlights ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... announce the addition of micro-needling services in their Napa Valley office. The technique ... of Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, are part of only ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The ... funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series ... again host, Swirl, A Wine Tasting Event at the La Gorce Country Club ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... SAN DIEGO , Feb. 5, 2016 Aethlon ... Jim Joyce , Chairman and CEO, will be presenting at ... New York, NY at 2:15 p.m. ... participate in an Immunotherapy Panel discussion taking place at 3:15 ... available for replay approximately one hour after the conclusion of ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... February 5, 2016 --> ... report states that the global active pharmaceuticals ingredients (APIs) ... predicted to reach US$185.9 bn by 2020. It is ... 2014 to 2020. The title of the report is ... by Geography, and by Therapeutic Area) - Global Industry ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and ... announced underwritten secondary offering of 11,027,558 shares of its ... affiliates of Blackstone and Goldman Sachs.  The shares are ... of $96.45 per share. The selling stockholders will receive ... Biomet nor any of its directors, officers or other ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: