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3D Mammography Provides Special Benefits for Older Women

3D Mammography Provides Special Benefits for Older Women
Mammography is an effective breast cancer screening method for women ages 65 and older, but the results of a new study show that older women benefit significantly with the addition of a three-dimensional (3D) technique, known as tomosynthesis . The American Cancer Society says that doctors will diagnose more than 268,00 new cases of invasive breast...
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Digital Mammography may Improve the Detection of Breast Cancer

Digital Mammography may Improve the Detection of Breast Cancer
While many types of imaging have already shifted from film to digital formats, mammography has been one of the last to make the change. The results of a new study show that moving from film to digital mammography improved breast cancer detection in the United Kingdom by 14 percent. Making the switch did not increase the recall rates, which is the f...
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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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