Navigation Links
Most Women Have Unrealistic Expectations From Screening Mammography

A recent conducted at University of Michigan Health Systems in Ann Arbor, Michigan has found that most women have greater expectations of doom from their screening //mammography for breast cancer. The report added that more often than not these expectations were unusually high or unrealistic.

A survey was administered to women who came to an outpatient clinic for screening mammography. The participants were 397 women ranging from 40-83 years old. The responses to the survey questions showed that 16% thought that their personal risk of breast cancer was 50% or higher. These numbers compare to American Cancer Society reports that indicate that the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The survey also found that 20.6% of the women agreed with the statement ‘mammograms detect all breast cancers’ and 11.4% were neutral about this statement. “Women have high expectations of mammography because patients in general (not specifically women), tend to have a view of all medical tests being yes or no, 'positive' or 'negative'; the general public as well as some health care professionals do not completely understand concepts of accuracy, sensitivity and specificity, false negatives, and false positives,” said Marilyn Roubidoux, MD, co-investigator of the study. “People assume that if a mammogram can detect cancer the size of a pin, then it can detect all cancers bigger than a pin. The reality is much more complicated than that,” she said. Most of the women (94%) had had a prior mammogram; 14.1% had prior benign biopsy. Eighty-four percent of the respondents had one year of post high school education, 55% were college graduates, and 23% had graduate degrees. “The purpose of the study was to identify the significant predictors of repeat mammography behavior. Specifically looking at the relative impact of the pain experience, emotional distress and anxiety, and satisfaction with the health care experience,” said Trici
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too
2. Women find difficulty in calling it Quits
3. Women recognise faces better
4. Women more susceptible to brain damage from ecstasy
5. Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
6. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
7. Risk for Pregnant Women
8. Womens strong sense of smell
9. Women need to exercise more to prevent obesity
10. Women benefit from consuming fish
11. Women are at risk with raised cholesterol
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/22/2014)... Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Hay ... 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life (Paperback; $10.82) ... field of Yoga & Recovery. This book is meant ... thrive in a life of recovery. , Recovery 2.0 ... the 12 Steps; Recovery 2.0 is a guide for what ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period ... for Research (AIR) finds that three out of four Americans ... 42 percent say they are not likely or only somewhat ... coverage. , The AIR survey found wide gaps in Americans’ ... correctly how much they owe for a routine doctor’s visit. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... while Southern California’s fresh water supply runs dangerously low, ... climate change. Southern Oregon’s rivers, despite the lowest mountain ... fast even in late summer and early autumn.* That ... Urness, authors of the new book “Hiking Southern Oregon,” ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Cheap Hosting USA is among the most distinguished review ... that iPower ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/iPower/ ) is the best cheap ... , “iPower is one of the most reliable hosting ... of useful products for new and old clients. What’s ... and a number of features which will appeal to ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 Healthcare professionals ... their continuing education at home or on-the-go via ... to 20 brand new, premium Seminar-on-Demand CE courses. ... of over 2,000 hours of CE ... their educational experience. With such a diverse library, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 2Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 4Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2
... 3rd Advocacy Day, WASHINGTON, March 10 ... Lupus Research (ALR), on behalf of the 1.4,million ... the,disease to their Members of Congress. ALR Advocates ... asked their Members to,support lupus research funding through ...
... KENILWORTH, N.J., March 10 Schering-Plough,Corporation (NYSE: SGP ... presentation,by Fred Hassan, chairman and Chief Executive Officer, at ... Fla., on,Tuesday, March 18, at approximately 10:15 a.m. (ET). ... the integration of Organon,BioSciences N.V., acquired in November 2007., ...
... PORTLAND, Ore. A team of researchers at Oregon ... Louis have described for the first time the mechanism ... engineered and patented the potential to become ... The team described how their genetically modified enzyme, called ...
... Review found vets with the syndrome were more exposed ... News) -- A new scientific review finds a strong ... War illness suffered by many veterans. , The ... found in pesticides, nerve agents and in pills given ...
... SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 The Women,s ... Hickman, MD, was honored with,the prestigious Rose ... the,American Academy of Dermatology meeting held recently ... ), (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080310/AQM132LOGO-b ), ...
... 10 The Women,s Dermatologic,Society (WDS) is pleased to ... took office at the recent WDS luncheon during the,American ... Dr.,Connolly moved into the presidential role from this past ... the past three years.,Mary P. Lupo, MD, served as ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Working Together for a Cure 2Health News:Working Together for a Cure 3Health News:Key found to breakthrough drug for clot victims 2Health News:Key found to breakthrough drug for clot victims 3Health News:Gulf War Illness Strongly Linked to Chemical Exposure 2Health News:Gulf War Illness Strongly Linked to Chemical Exposure 3Health News:Lynchburg, VA Dermatologist Janet G. Hickman, MD Honored With Rose Hirschler Award from Women's Dermatologic Society 2Health News:Suzanne M. Connolly, MD Named 2008-2009 President of Women's Dermatologic Society 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... announced today the latest genomics research centers to ... the Salk Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), ... National Sequencing Center). Before Irys, obtaining a comprehensive ... because next generation sequencing (NGS) does not deliver ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... ST. LOUIS , Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... are often subtle or unnoticed, but new technology, ... patient outcomes and leading to earlier detection of ... now affects 29 million Americans. If left untreated, ... or even blindness. Recently, optometric ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... CITY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 Abaxis, Inc. ... manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today reported financial results ... Second quarter overview: , Revenues of ... , Diluted EPS of $0.24, up 33% over ... , Service revenues from Abaxis Veterinary Reference Laboratories (AVRL) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 3Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 2Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes 3Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 2Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 3Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 4Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 5Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 6Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 7Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 8Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 9Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 10Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 11Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 12Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 13Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 14
... 2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ... by W.L. Gore and Associates Inc. to include treatment ... aortic transection). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ... endovascular graft approved by the FDA to treat a ...
... CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 13, 2012  Facing patent cliffs ... alliances - either through in-licensing deals or M&A activities ... It,s a sound strategy, but a difficult one to ... and consummating a business is fraught with potential pitfalls. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Expands Use of Endovascular Graft to Treat Aortic Tears 2Excellence Services Program Delivers a Road Map to Successfully Guide the Pharmaceutical Industry Through the New Alliance Landscape 2
... Point-of Care Electronic Medical Record portion of ... documentation process and electronic patient record solution ... is both mobile and secure. Using a ... pentop technology with a stylus device, physicians ...
... Practice Partner Patient Records provides a ... both office and clinical efficiency, while ... Patient Records allows practices to replace ... feature set utilized nationwide by over ...
... Eyecare Advantage is one of ... Optometric practice management software is what ... ago! Compulink is among today's leaders ... Compulink's Eyecare Advantage integrates all the ...
... over 2,500 ophthalmologists nationwide, ... serve one of the ... in the country. With ... we are setting new ...
Medicine Products: