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Mammography Screening at 30 Beneficial for Some Women

Mammography Screening at 30 Beneficial for Some Women
The current American Cancer Society guidelines suggest that women ages 40 to 44 could undergo mammograms every year if they want to, and that women ages 45 to 54 get mammograms every year. Many professional groups, including the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), recommend beginning routing screening at 40. Recommendations for younger wo...
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New Study Shows the Value of Getting a Second Opinion When You Receive a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

New Study Shows the Value of Getting a Second Opinion When You Receive a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
When they receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, many women and their doctors want to begin treatment immediately. Early treatment is usually a great idea when it comes to cancer care, as treatment is usually most effective in the earliest stages of cancer, when the disease is most responsive to treatment. While it is important to start treatment as...
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Women with Dense Breast Tissue have Higher Breast Cancer Rate, Says the Authors of a New Study

Women with Dense Breast Tissue have Higher Breast Cancer Rate, Says the Authors of a New Study
Doctors typically recommend breast cancer screenings and other types of health screenings based on a patient's risk for specific diseases. Certain factors, such as age, genetics, early menstrual periods, late or no pregnancy, late menopause, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to the Centers for...
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Many Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Can Safely Skip Chemo

Many Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Can Safely Skip Chemo
Chemotherapy has saved millions of lives since doctors started administering it as a treatment for cancer. "Chemo" is still an important treatment for many types of cancer, but the effects of chemotherapy can be very uncomfortable. Now the results of a new study suggest that some women with early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy and...
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Study Shows Abbreviated Breast MRI may be Best Additional Screening Option for Women with Dense Breasts

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Traditional mammograms are less effective at detecting breast cancer among women with dense breast tissue , so many women request additional screening after a negative mammogram. Results from a new study suggest that abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MRI) may be a valuable tool for detecting cancer in these women. Researchers recruited 195 women into the ...
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3D Mammography: The Key to Early Breast Cancer Detection

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if you've been putting off having a mammogram performed, now is a great time to get it done. The American Cancer Society says women should begin having annual mammograms every year beginning at age 45, or earlier for women who have increased risks for breast cancer or who wish to have them performed bet...
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month , an annual event that increases awareness of the disease and promotes the early detection of breast cancer through mammography. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985 when the American Academy of Family Physicians , AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation and several other sponsors collabor...
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Your Doctor Ordered a Screening Mammogram: Now What

Your Doctor Ordered a Screening Mammogram: Now What
A yearly screening mammogram brings anxiety for many women, in part, because they don't have all the information they need to understand how the test works and why it is so important. It's that time of year again. Your doctor has ordered a screening mammogram for you, so now what? Why Get a Screening Mammogram? Your annual screening mammogram is a ...
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