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Video Game Addiction to Be Termed as a Medical Condition

... be equipped with seat belts to calling for annual mammograms for women older than 50....

Mammogram Rates On The Decline In America

... Control (CDC), the percentage of women taking the mammograms for detection of breast cancer risk, have fallen... health trends. The data showed that the rate of mammograms leveled in 2000, began to decline in 2003 and continued to decrease through 2005, the final year of ...

Advanced Scientific Brings Help for Breast Cancer Survivors

...mmograms. The MRI scan found malignant tumors that mammograms had missed, according to results of a study conducted in Germany involving 6,000 women. The MRI scan spotted 40 percent of tumors that were undetected by mammograms, and 78 percent of those were of a highly aggressive category. Mammogram x-rays det...

Understanding Inherited Cancer Genes

...n our work with patients and now recommend regular mammograms for young women with this syndrome. Several early cases of breast cancer have already been uncovered with mammography." The recent findings assume significance as they throw light on the latest about hereditary genes and their connection with brea...

Gene Behind Breast Cancer Found

...t women with this syndrome should be receive early mammograms in order to discover breast cancer at an early sta...n our work with patients and now recommend regular mammograms for young women with this syndrome. Several early cases of breast cancer have already been uncovered...

Bush Signs Bill for Cancer Screening Program for Low-Income, Uninsured Women

...r screenings for qualified women ages 18 to 64 and mammograms for qualified women ages 40 to 64. To qualify, women must be uninsured and have annual incomes lower than 250% of the federal poverty level. Under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act, enacted in 2000, states can request an ...

Computer Software Less Reliable Than Radiologists' Eyes in Detecting Cancerous Tumors

...ogists using computer-aided detection software for mammograms are more likely to interpret a benign growth as po...e gives providers extra $20 more for administering mammograms that use CAD, and the systems are used in 30% of mammography centers, according to the National Canc...

Are Computer-aided Mammogram Reports Reliable?

...tes. In the United States alone, almost 24 million mammograms take place annually. During a study, researcher...m The University of California delved into 429,000 mammograms taken from 1998 to 2002. Seven of the 42 centers from which the mammogram reports were taken, had ad...

Women Suggested to Consult Doctors Before Undergoing Routine Mammography

...or nearly zero." The panel also found that routine mammograms lowered the death rate by 22% among women ages 50 ...that younger women consider the harmful effects of mammograms and that women who decide not to undergo screening review the decision every one or two years until ...

Detection of Malignant Breast Tumors Made Simpler and More Effective

...tients. In addition, studies show that traditional mammograms may miss 10 percent to 20 percent of breast cancers, especially if the tumor is buried in dense tissue. About half of women under 50 and a third of older women have naturally dense breast tissue, making it harder to distinguish between healthy tis...

Inadequate Communication Reduces Benefits of Mammogram Screening for Black Women

... two-year study of black and white women receiving mammograms in Connecticut, the investigators sought possible race-related differences in the screening mammography process. Jones and colleagues compared self-reported mammogram results, collected by telephone interview, to results listed in the radiology rec...

A Woman Dies Due to Breast Cancer After Being Cleared in the Breast Scan

...uncil Investigation. Following this, nearly 2500 mammograms are being reviewed at the Trafford General Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital, in Greater Manchester. A report regarding this scandal was published by the NHS North West and Report author Professor Mark Baker has pointed a finger at Mr....

Mammography Saves Life-Beware Women Over 40

...Women over 40 were asked to give details about the mammograms they have had. It was found that women having a ...clear simple explanation." Experts insist that mammograms are lifesaving and women over 40 should take it very seriously. "Although breast cancer can't be c...

Use of Mammograms in Men

...um, suggests physicians should reconsider ordering mammograms for men, who are most often diagnosed with non-can...m is that there are no guidelines about the use of mammograms in male patients and few studies have been conducted to find out if they are helpful,” says Dr. Hine...

Cancer? Get A Second Opinion

...en in all aspects beginning from interpretation of mammograms to the necessity for mastectomy. In most cases an additional cancer site was found. 6 out of 149 patients had residual cancer, 1 patient’s cancer was upgraded from benign to invasive cancer. The report of this study was published in the Nov. 15 issue...

Telemedicine Improves Breast Screenings for Rural Indian Reservations

... of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center for their mammograms without// ever leaving the reservation. U-M radio...dding satellite capability, they found the digital mammograms could be beamed to radiologists who could read them in Ann Arbor, Mich. “Mobile mammography is a c...

An Irresponsible Cancer Diagnosis Resulted In Death

...ffield. //Dr.John Philip was not qualified to read mammograms according to the former chief executive of the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, David Jackson. The woman who is identified as Mrs. A, went for a check up in 1994.The doctor, John Philip told her that she was normal. When she went for a second...

Scans Aid in Early Lung Cancer Detection

...cancer can save lives, similar to the way in which mammograms are used to scan women for breast cancer,// according to a recent US study. The study found that people in whom lung tumors were detected early by CT scans and removed had an estimated 10-year survival rate of 92% which is comparatively better than...

High-Tech Scans For Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

... So far the high risk women have been given annual mammograms from the age of 40, which only caught 40% of the cases. So several women opt to have their breasts removed as a drastic but precautionary measure which will now not be neccesary. NICE Chief Executive announced that studies have shown MRI scans to be...

Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, But Increase Overdiagnosis

...ity. The review found that women offered screening mammograms are 15 percent less likely to die of breast cancer...ited States, women are recommended to have regular mammograms beginning at age 40. While most European countries also recommend screening mammography, their guide...

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