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Digital mammography proves effective

...d women will receive both a digital and a standard mammogram and will be followed for several years to assess the accuracy of the two methods in predicting breast cancer....

Mammography aided by computer

...on mammograms.Women are encouraged to have regular mammogram tests to check for early breast cancer, the decisi...The radiologist makes the final decision, but each mammogram is read first by the radiologist and then by the computer. CAD helps by pointing out lesions that mi...

Detection of Cancer

...ives many false positives, while many women find a mammogram awkward," Professor Parish explained. The value of mammography for breast cancer screening is also under debate, as reported in The Lancet this week.The clinical trial, which will involve 1,450 people and be run by the National Health Science Centre,...

Breast screening among diabetic women

...advancing. Women who have diabetes should go for a mammogram as a routine check up, thereby enabling a thourough screening of breast cancer. //According to a new study there has been decreased detection of breast cancer and henceforth brest screening should be implemented. Researchers at the University of Tex...

Mammograms Reduce Risk of Dying

... cancer diagnosed in the 20 years before and after mammogram screening was introduced. The study found that, among women who got regular mammograms, the risk of dying from breast cancer was reduced by 44 percent compared to the early 70s, before mammograms became routine. However, even women who refused mammog...

Detect masses in the breast

...ey are susceptible to the cancers, so when Daria's mammogram showed a spot, there was reason to be concerned. “They weren’t really sure exactly what they were seeing. They were seeing, I guess, masses,” she says. To get a better idea, radiologist Jules Sumkin, D.O., of Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, too...

Breast Implants May Interfere With The Interpretation Of Mammogram Results

...registries in the United States. They compared the mammogram results of women with breast implants to those of women without breast implants. Results of the study show breast implants decreased the sensitivity of mammography exams. Researchers define sensitivity as the proportion of positive mammograms among...

The Best Way To Decrease Post-Mammogram Stress

... study recommends radiologists examine the initial mammogram immediately so any follow-up tests can be performe...he second intervention, a radiologist examined the mammogram so that any follow-up tests needed, except for biopsies, could be performed during the same visit. ...

Women not Getting Screened Adequately

...ancer. However, women who had both a Pap smear and mammogram were more than five-times as likely to have a colonoscopy. Researchers say that when women have a Pap smear or mammogram, doctors should prompt them to have a colon cancer screening. Researchers say this would be a great opportunity to increase a wo...

Mammograms The Best In Detecting Breast Cancer

...s women who have their breast cancer detected by a mammogram are less likely to have their cancer come back in other parts of the body.// Researchers studied more than 2,500 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer 9.5 years ago. Results of the study show women whose tumors were detected by mammograms had...

Hormone Therapy Could Increase Ones Risk For Breast Cancer

...for cancer. The women's risk of having an abnormal mammogram was four-times greater, as well. Researchers stud... other half received a placebo. All had a baseline mammogram at the beginning of the study and a follow-up mammogram one or two years later. The effect of hormo...

Breast Cancer in younger women can be detected at an early stage by mammograms

...f 42 and 49. While 105 of the women had received a mammogram in the two years before being diagnosed, 142 had not undergone screening. They found that those women who had been screened were 44% less likely to be diagnosed with a later stage of breast cancer compared with women who had not received regular mamm...

Kylie generates awareness about mammography

...eal resulted in 40% increase in women vouching for mammogram bookings.// In the two weeks following the singer...it showed there was not just an immediate spike in mammogram bookings. "Six weeks later those bookings were still up by a third," she said. Professor Chapman ...

Patient Negligence - Significant Problem In The Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

...ed. As many as one in three women have never had a mammogram or have not had one in more than two years. Furthe...0 and over in New Hampshire had either never had a mammogram or had not had one in over 27 months. Older women over 80 years old were more likely than younger wo...

Digital Mammogram For Detection Of Breast Cancer In Women With Dense Breasts

...nd the health officials recommend women to undergo mammogram tests every year and self examination of the breas...were examined by two radiologists. In conventional mammogram the images are made on the film and in the newly developed digital mammogram an electronic image of ...

Computer aided cancer identification in young women

...oup. In the study, the radiologists reviewed each mammogram and then activated the CAD system. The CAD system "marked" areas on the mammogram that were suspicious for cancer, then the radiologists would again review the mammogram. Small masse...

Mammography units and up gradation and tax cuts on diagnostic equipments in Hospitals

... become importantly necessary for women to undergo mammogram every 6 months for early diagnosis of breast cancer. Mr. Ramadoss as said that he will talk with Finance minister Dr. Chidambaram on reducing the tax of radiology equipments. On this occasion, Dr. Doda took charge as the President of IRIA. Presiden...

Breast Cancer Survivors Fail To Show Interest In Follow Up Mammogram

...n treated by lumpectomy were more likely to have a mammogram than those with a history of mastectomy. The same effect was observed in white and nonwhite women. This could be attributed to a better educational status and increased health awareness among white women. The results of the present study have seve...

Breast cancer survivors slacken on mandated annual mammograms

...should ideally be getting an annual screening// or mammogram done. But the study has found a decline in the ann... year of follow-up, only 63 percent had received a mammogram that year, and only one in three women (33 percent) had received a mammogram each year over the five...

Health Insurance Numbers Declining In American Families

...who were uninsured at the time of the survey had a mammogram in the past two years, compared to three-fourths of insured women. An analysis of the health care experiences of adults released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation confirms similar trends in every state. Information on this new study is avai...

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