Navigation Links
New national poll: 89 percent of women said mammograms vital to their health
Date:9/27/2011

Reston, VA (Sept. 27, 2011) According to a recent poll of 1,000 American voters conducted for the American College of Radiology, nearly 9-in-10 women reported that having a regular mammogram gave them a feeling of control over their own health care. Nearly 90 percent of women who had a mammogram considered mammograms important to their health and well-being.

The poll, conducted Aug. 31 Sept. 6, also showed that 86 percent of women report having a mammogram in last two years.

"I'm encouraged that poll results show that nearly 9-in-10 women voters are getting regular mammograms. However, I think we need to continue to stress to women and health care providers that mammography saves lives," said Barbara S. Monsees, MD, chair of the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Commission.

Mammography has helped reduce the breast cancer death rate by more than 30 percent since 1990. Every major medical organization with expertise in breast cancer now recommends women get annual mammograms starting at age 40. However, the number of mammography facilities nationwide continues to decline. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are now 223 fewer mammography facilities and 1,331 fewer mammography scanners available to American women than in July 2007.

"Mammography is the best tool available to screen for breast cancer. At present, there is nothing to replace it. We need to make sure that women get the information they need to make informed decisions and to protect and enhance access to life-saving mammograms," said Debra L. Monticciolo, MD, president of the Society of Breast Imaging.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
PR@acr.org
703-390-9822
American College of Radiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. National leader in nurse midwifery to present award
2. Abiraterone acetate improves fatigue in prostate cancer patients, says international clinical trial
3. National Cancer Institute establishes $11.3 million center at Case Western Reserve
4. Health Impact Project director comments on new National Research Council report
5. St. Michaels echocardiology lab awarded international seal of approval
6. UN Member States jeopardize international progress on non-communicable disease epidemic
7. UofLs Ruth Carrico selected for National Nurse Fellowship
8. Childrens National collaborates with NIH researchers to identify gene variant in Proteus syndrome
9. Dale Browne, M.D., ear, nose, and throat specialist, receives award from National Medical Society
10. John House, MD, ear, nose, and throat specialist, receives award from National Medical Society
11. Aeras and China National Biotech Group sign memorandum of understanding for TB vaccine R&D
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... "I have gout, and I wanted ... family recipe, which is meant to relieve gout and pain caused by varicose veins. ... energy boost every time. It relieved what VA doctors called the worst sinusitis case ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... The ... Hotel in New York, NY, on December 3rd, to benefit Holy Name Medical ... the annual event, which raised over $1 million - the largest event in ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The Florida Hospital ... and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the leading authority in hyperbaric medicine. This accreditation ... a few hospitals and facilities have earned this distinction. This is the second ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Mirixa Corporation , ... and other pharmacist-delivered patient care services, has announced the promotions of Karen Litsinger ... vice president of sales. , Litsinger joined Mirixa in 2008 after serving ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... SunView Software aims to ... that are both engaging and easy to use. Coming off the heels of ... revealed today its plans to roll out new AI-powered self-service enhancements to help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... 9, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. ... Market growth ... models in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and technological advancements ... funding. Emerging markets and growing research activities in toxicology and ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... -- RxWiki Inc., a digital health company that powers the ... of pharmacies through its Digital Pharmacist SaaS platform, today ... on Fire" Award in the Health and Life Sciences ... award as one of Austin,s fastest growing companies," said ... "Our platform gives independent retail pharmacies the digital tools ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... SAN DIEGO , Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... with Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX, ... program targeting ,LpxC, for the treatment of bacterial ... LpxC has been recognized as an attractive antibacterial ... however, a lack of suitable chemical starting points ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: