Navigation Links
Uninsured, others less likely to receive breast cancer test
Date:12/4/2007

ment was observed for Medicare patients under age 65 (OR 1.29, p<0.0001), while Medicaid patients and Medicare patients 65 and older were not significantly different from those with private insurance.

Patients who resided in zip codes with the lowest education levels were significantly more likely to receive no lymph node assessment compared to those from areas with the highest education levels (OR 1.13, p=0.0001). But the greatest disparities were observed by age group. Patients 62 to 72 years old were 1.1 times a likely to receive no axillary lymph assessment (p<0.01) compared to patients 50 and under, while the oldest patients (age 73 and older) were more than three times as likely (OR 3.30, p<0.0001) not to receive any assessment compared to those 50 and under.

These results indicate that significant disparities exist in receipt of axillary lymph node assessments among women with early stage breast cancer, said Dr. Halpern, American Cancer Society strategic director of health services research and study co-author. While treatment guidelines indicate that axillary lymph node assessment may be considered optional in certain patient groups, it remains a key component in determining stage, and thereby both prognosis and appropriate treatment options. Disparity in receipt of this procedure among underserved populations is therefore a concern and requires further study.


'/>"/>

Contact: David Sampson
david.sampson@cancer.org
American Cancer Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Warns of Codeine Risk for Some Nursing Mothers
2. Mothers Know Best: NFL Moms Team With Eddie George to Showcase a Better Way to a Healthier Lifestyle
3. Older Brothers Might Spur Kids Aggression
4. Terrell Herring Honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters
5. Hip size of mothers linked to breast cancer in daughters
6. The Current Recall of Boy Scouts of Americas Plastic Badges Does Not Affect Embroidered Insignia, Badges & Awards Produced by Lion Brothers Company Inc.
7. MADD, AMA, NTSB, IIHS and Others Launch Support 21 Coalition
8. Overweight mothers run greater risk of having hyperactive children
9. Childlessness Bothers Men More Than Women
10. Patients of Courage Transcend Physical Disfigurement, Help Others
11. HIV drug resistance risk in mothers reduced by combination of common drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... PHILADELPHIA The presence of chronic inflammation in ... aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found ... levels, according to a study published in ... of the American Association for Cancer Research. , ... some participants of the placebo arm of the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... CHAMPAIGN, Ill. One of the most popular vaccine ... choice. And doctors may be overlooking some cost factors ... actually a more expensive option, according to a new ... of vaccines to administer can be driven by numerous ... study and a professor of computer science and of ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... (April 17, 2014) Two recent papers by ... and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or ... fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. , ... and molecular genetics at the School of Medicine ... Hughes Medical Institute, and colleagues recently published articles ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014U.S. military personnel who served in ... concussive traumatic brain injury (TBI) were compared to ... other medical reasons. Differences in measures of overall ... months after injury are reported in an article ... journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... affects about one in five infants in the United ... the first several months after birth. Research into probiotic ... however, the April 1, 2014 issue of the ... a study, "Probiotics and Infant Colic," concluding that the ... infant colic did not reduce crying or fussing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 3Health News:Study recalculates costs of combination vaccines 2Health News:CU researchers discover target for treating dengue fever 2Health News:Long-term effects of battle-related 'blast plus impact' concussive TBI in US military 2Health News:New study says probiotic use for infant colic is not effective in reducing symptoms 2
... members can panic, underestimate effects of normal aging , ... of eating turkey, gathering with family -- and sometimes taking ... to a New York City physician, here,s why: When family ... during the holiday season, they are often alarmed by the ...
... Beginning Today through ... bed mattress + an additional 10% site-wide discount, with Free Shipping and a 100 night ... this special offer. , ... November 25, 2009 -- Millions of Americans will travel from Thanksgiving through the New Year ...
... , ... Hematology (ASH) and Scholastic, the global children,s publishing, education, and ... dynamic science curriculum designed to spark interest in the fields ... exciting career opportunities in hematology. , "Many hematologists may ...
... , LONDON, November 25 ... few small changes can give big results. But there,always seems to ... ways to improve our health. , So, ... we believe to be pretty much incontrovertible! Doing a combination of,our ...
... of salt is linked to a significantly higher risk ... today in the British Medical Journal . ... Health Organization,s Collaborating Centre for Nutrition, based at the ... and the European Society of Hypertension Excellence Centre in ...
... , BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Nov. 24 ... to fund research to develop a blood test for the ... more that $100,000 since its inception in June 2008. ... Foundation, after the organization,s first major fundraiser. , The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ER Visits for Elderly Rise During Thanksgiving 2Health News:ER Visits for Elderly Rise During Thanksgiving 3Health News:Providing Comfort for Holiday Guests Just Got Easier 2Health News:Providing Comfort for Holiday Guests Just Got Easier 3Health News:New Science Program Teaches High School Students About Blood and Career Opportunities in the Field of Hematology 2Health News:New Science Program Teaches High School Students About Blood and Career Opportunities in the Field of Hematology 3Health News:realbuzz.com - Top 25 Ways to Improve Your Health & get a Better Sex Life! 2Health News:High salt intake linked to strokes and cardiovascular disease 2Health News:Sky Foundation, Inc. Raises More Than $100,000 to Find a Test for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Zafgen, Inc., a leading ... of severely obese patients, today announced initial results ... selective inhibitor of methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2), in ... of genetic obesity.  These results showed improvements in ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014 The Brandeis Medical Center, led by Dr. ... a premier and affordable laser tattoo removal experience with the advanced ... is in providing high quality cosmetic services with cutting edge medical ... " Southern California has seen a dramatic increase ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 NineSigma , ... hold its Innovation Leadership Summit , May 14-16, ... Cleveland Ohio . ... and organizations committed to breakthrough achievements through open innovation. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 2Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 4Beverly Hills Physician Features Tattoo Removal with the Astanza Duality Laser, Offers $99 Special 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 4
... /PRNewswire/ -- Once-daily,dosing with Otsuka's investigational oral ... with improvements,in signs and symptoms of acutely ... conventional care, without an,adverse effect on their ... the short- and long-term analyses of the,international ...
... Promise as,Future-Generation Treatment Option for Physicians Treating ... March 24, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Abbott today announced ... trial evaluating the overall safety and performance,of ... for the,treatment of coronary artery disease. Six- ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Everest Data on Short- and Long-Term Use of Otsuka's,Investigational Novel Treatment, Tolvaptan, Published in Journal of,the American Medical Association and Featured in ACC's Late,Breaking Clinical Trials 2Everest Data on Short- and Long-Term Use of Otsuka's,Investigational Novel Treatment, Tolvaptan, Published in Journal of,the American Medical Association and Featured in ACC's Late,Breaking Clinical Trials 3Everest Data on Short- and Long-Term Use of Otsuka's,Investigational Novel Treatment, Tolvaptan, Published in Journal of,the American Medical Association and Featured in ACC's Late,Breaking Clinical Trials 4Everest Data on Short- and Long-Term Use of Otsuka's,Investigational Novel Treatment, Tolvaptan, Published in Journal of,the American Medical Association and Featured in ACC's Late,Breaking Clinical Trials 5Everest Data on Short- and Long-Term Use of Otsuka's,Investigational Novel Treatment, Tolvaptan, Published in Journal of,the American Medical Association and Featured in ACC's Late,Breaking Clinical Trials 6Everest Data on Short- and Long-Term Use of Otsuka's,Investigational Novel Treatment, Tolvaptan, Published in Journal of,the American Medical Association and Featured in ACC's Late,Breaking Clinical Trials 7Abbott Announces Positive Six-Month Results From the World's First,Clinical Trial of a Fully Bioabsorbable Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent 2Abbott Announces Positive Six-Month Results From the World's First,Clinical Trial of a Fully Bioabsorbable Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent 3
... pressure sensor and continues to lead ... only sensor on the market that ... significantly improved maneuverability and pushability, it ... as well as a valuable clinical ...
... its professional AED offeringthe G3 Pro. ... ECG color display, provides manual override ... most advanced technology available to provide ... for emergency treatment of sudden cardiac ...
... The Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 4100WS features ... technology allowing you to reduce ambient noise ... eliminating critical body sounds. Three frequency modes ... and other body sounds: Bell (20-200 Hz), ...
... is a 3D quantitative echo system ... exams are performed. Intelligent design and ... revolutionary clinical performance and workflow. The ... data streams simultaneously and incorporates a ...
Medicine Products: