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More Mammograms May Mean More 'Harmless' Cancers

Experts stress, though, that screenings remain vital THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- One of every three breast cancers detected by a screening mammogram is unlikely to ever cause a problem, a new study predicts. The report of a so-called overdiagnosis rate of 35 percent came fr...

Mom Offers Personal Mother's Day Message on Importance of Annual Mammograms

Doctors recommend that women over 40 get a mammogram every year. Nicky Torres began hers earlier and, at 39, discovered she had cancer. Torres is happy to be able to tell her three little girls this Mother's Day, "Mommy's fine; I'll be here to tuck you in until the day you leave for colleg...

Susan G. Komen Funds Mammograms for Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

CHICAGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, 2233 W. Division St., Chicago, through the efforts of its Community Health Education Department, received a $75,000 grant from the Chicagoland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) to support breast care efforts for...

6-month follow-up diagnostic mammograms recommended for women with probably benign lesions

Radiologists can, with confidence, recommend a six-month follow-up diagnostic mammogram rather than an immediate biopsy for patients with probably benign breast lesions, a new study emphasizes. The study found that six-month short-interval follow-up examinations had an 83% sensitivity, which is...

Accuracy of diagnostic mammograms varies by radiologist

SEATTLEFor women with breast symptoms such as lumps, the ability of diagnostic mammograms to detect breast cancer accurately depends strongly on which radiologist reads them, according to a Group Health study published online on December 11 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. When a...

Fewer Women Are Having Mammograms

CDC reports decline in two-thirds of the country,, TUESDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Mammography use has declined this decade in nearly two-thirds of the states, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC's data analysis showed that ...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Getting Recommended Mammograms

Chest radiation indicates need for earlier screening, study notes,,,, TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of female childhood cancer survivors under the age of 40 who had chest radiation as part of their treatment are not following the recommended advice to get screening m...

Fear, misconceptions about screenings keep many African-Americans from getting mammograms

Training physicians and caregivers to improve cultural sensitivity and communication with economically disadvantaged African-American patients could influence these women to get mammograms that could save their lives, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The s...

Breast CT Scans Could Be Comfortable Alternative to Mammograms

Newer technique didn't squeeze breasts, still spotted lesions, study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- For women who find traditional mammograms painful, new research suggests there may one day be a more comfortable alternative. Breast CT scans showed some advantages over tra...

Make Your Mammogram a Positive Experience: Author Offers Guidelines and Tips to Change Women's Negative Attitudes Toward Mammograms

HOUSTON, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. More than 40,000 women will die of breast cancer in the United States this year. The disease is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer death...

Not All Women Need Digital Mammograms

Older women do as well with more cost-effective conventional film screenings, study says FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary results from a landmark trial released in 2005 concluded that digital mammography screening was better at catching breast cancers than conventional fi...

Fewer Women Getting Mammograms

And doctors worry that could lead to rise in breast cancer cases THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A mammogram isn't the easiest medical exam to endure, sometimes painful and often embarrassing to the woman. And that's thought to be one potential reason why mammography rates hav...

American Cancer Society Marks National Mammography Day by Reinforcing Importance of Mammograms

ATLANTA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is National Mammography Day, and the American Cancer Society is urging women 40 and older to get a yearly mammogram, especially in light of recent data suggesting a decline in mammography rates in the U.S. A study in the June 15, 2007 issue of...

Study Determines Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging Has Higher Specificity Than MRI in Patients With Equivocal Mammograms

Dilon high-resolution camera superior to conventional gamma imaging for both detecting breast cancer and screening high-risk patients. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently published study results in The Breast Journal indicate that Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) may be ...

Colgate-Palmolive Partners With the National Breast Cancer Foundation to Provide Education and Free Mammograms

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Early detection saves lives, and while it is widely known that a mammogram is one of the most effective early detection methods,...

Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms

A recent decline in breast cancer incidence is unlikely to be caused by a decrease in mammography screening, according to a study published online August 14 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . It is more likely due to the drop in postmenopausal hormone use. There has been a rece...

Use of Mammograms in Men

Many men have breast symptoms, including enlarged or painful breast tissue, but the majority do not need a mammogram, say researchers from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. // Mammograms are used to check for the presence of breast cancers, which are very rare in males. Their study, presented Saturda...

Studies Report Mammograms Unsafe

High-risk women for breast cancer, who are subject to periodical mammograms, have increased chances of developing the disease, //according to a research report released on Monday. The them to breast cancer. research was carried out on 1,600 European women who carried genetic mutations ...

Older Women Have Fewer Mammograms Than is Reported

A new study has revealed that, what older American women say, in getting a mammogram done ,and what they actually do, are two different things //. This study also reveals that older African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic women are screened less compared white women. And unlike prior ...

Frequent Mammograms Can Decreases The Risk of Death

Researchers say that women as a whole receive only approximately 50 percent to 60 percent of the annual mammograms recommended .// Researchers found this underutilization reduces the life-saving benefits of annual mammography. Researchers reviewed data from over 70,000 women receiving mammograms...

Accuracy of Mammograms

Researchers say that overweight women might want to shed those extra pounds since women who are overweight or obese are more likely to // have a false-positive finding on a routine mammogram. Doctors say obese women past menopause are more likely than those of normal weight to get breast cancer and...

Women Do Not Have Access To Free Mammograms

Women in New Zealand are failing to get regular mammograms doe because of inaccessibility to the promised facilities, TVNZ reports.// Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition Deputy Chairwoman Claire Ryan said that only about 19 percent of the eligible women have taken the offer for free mammograms. ...

Breast cancer survivors slacken on mandated annual mammograms

According to a new study, breast cancer survivors who are at a high risk of a relapse or cancer of the other breast should ideally be getting an annual screening// or mammogram done. But the study has found a decline in the annual follow-up trend especially during the five year period after the can...

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

The January issue of the medical journal Cancer reported a study by the researchers of the Health Sciences Center in Denver, which showed that regular mammography screening for women in their 40s leads to diagnosis of breast cancer at an earlier stage. This could facilitate the use of more effectiv...

Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

...loping the breast CT scan for diagnosing breast cancer in women. The technology's pluses, said Boone, include being more comfortable than conventional mammograms but just as safe. More than 200 women have been scanned with the custom-designed breast CT prototype scanner, he said. The technology has not yet m...

Partnership Applauds Obama's 'No Cost-Sharing' Protections for Preventive Services

...sharing protections mean that "Insurance companies must fully cover, without charge, regular checkups and tests that help you prevent illness, such as mammograms or eye and foot exams for diabetics." "We applaud the president for seeking this type of protection for patients," Partnership President Robert...

Independence Blue Cross Harnesses Technology to Connect the Dots on Patient Care

...dresses her flu-like symptoms, but also reminds her about the importance of mammograms for women in her age group. In addition to alerts about mammograms and cholesterol tests, doctors currently receive several important alerts, ...

Culture May Help Raise Breast Cancer Death Rate for American Indians

...lso found that more holistic educational interventions designed by American Indian and Alaskan native women prompted women in those communities to get mammograms and to make healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating better and getting more exercise. Funded with a grant from the California Breast Cancer Resea...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

...octors. The National Cancer Institute reports that mammograms miss up to 20 percent of breast cancers that are p... PHOTON COUNTING When women have routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer, their doctors and hea...ends that all women over the age of 40 should have mammograms every one to two years. The benefits of doing so a...

Survey Reveals Women Aren't Doing All They Can to Support Breast Health

...make a big difference like doing self-exams and if you are over 40, getting mammograms regularly. Also, women should eat healthy, exercise and take a multivitami... factors and promote early detection with regular breast self-exams, annual mammograms and clinical check-ups. About One A Day Multivitamins ...

Reminders Boost Mammography Appointments

... August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine . "We know mammograms are effective, but too many women put them off, even when they have health ...y as 25,000 additional cases of breast cancer a year," she said. Regular mammograms can reduce breast cancer deaths by more than 30 percent. The U.S. Preventiv...

Reminder program dramatically increases mammography rates, Kaiser Permanente study finds

... jumped from 63 to more than 80 percent among women aged 50-69. "We know mammograms are effective, but too many women put them off, even when they have health...eveloping breast cancer and 46,000 dying from it annually. Although regular mammograms can reduce breast cancer deaths by more than 30 percent and the U.S. Preven...

Reminder Program Dramatically Increases Mammography Rates, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... percent among women aged 50-69. "We know mammograms are effective, but too many women put them off, ev...nd 46,000 dying from it annually. Although regular mammograms can reduce breast cancer deaths by more than 30 pe...than 75 percent of these women had completed their mammograms - compared to only 63.4 percent before the program...

Photos: FDA Clears Hologic R2(TM) DigitalNow(TM) HD Software Application

... Software processes digitized prior film mammograms to produce DICOM images that more closely resemble digital mammograms BEDFORD, Mass., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall...lication intended to process digitized screen-film mammograms for comparison purposes. The product is now availa...

Kaiser Permanente Unveils the Nation's Most Wired Mobile Health Vehicle

...below the national average. Kaiser Permanente's Mobile Health Vehicle will contribute to increasing these rates for our members, and by providing free mammograms to community health center-qualified uninsured women," said Daryl Kurozawa, MD, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. "We will be partnering with community organi...

Pausing Hormone Therapy Doesn't Cut Mammogram Recalls

...s denser -- like young women's breasts -- and make mammograms harder to read," which increases the chance of a f...s account for about 25 percent of overall costs of mammograms in the United States. Previous research suggest... Women's Health Information Center has more about mammograms . -- Robert Preidt ...

MedSolutions: Accurate Diagnosis Is Critical to Reducing Healthcare Costs

... Cancer Institute also found that while some physicians failed to identify breast cancer 71 percent of the time, those who specialized in reading only mammograms had an error rate of just 3 percent. In March 2009, a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlighted the need for gr...

Fighting Preventable Cancers: Texas Oncology Encourages a Healthy Summer Lifestyle

...latest report from the Health Information National Trends Survey, most Americans are not aware of when they should get cancer screening exams, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. Screening exams allow cancers to be diagnosed at the earliest stages and treated when treatment will be the most effective. If ...

Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments

...portant, Rizzo said. "Educate more women and dispel some fears that they can have about cancer and cancer treatment, and encourage them to have yearly mammograms to catch cancers at an earlier stage, when the cancer is more curable," she said. Breast cancer expert Dr. Gretchen G. Kimmick, an associate profes...

Target Corporation Makes Getting and Staying Healthy Easier

...cer screenings. In addition, Target offers a number of preventive care benefits that go beyond the USPSTF's recommendations, including covering mammograms at 100 percent for women over 35 and earlier if there is family history and recommending more comprehensive cholesterol screenings every five years af...
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