News tagged with breast cancer screening

Informing women on breast cancer overdiagnosis

In a study exploring women's responses to being told about overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening, most women felt the information was important and could enable them to make choices.

Jan 24, 2013
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Women with dense breasts welcome additional screening

A survey of women undergoing routine screening mammography found that many of them would be interested in pursuing additional screening tests if notified they had dense breast tissue, despite the possibility of false positives, ...

Nov 27, 2012
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New studies show effects of mammography guideline changes

Researchers assessing the impact of revised guidelines for screening mammography issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found evidence that the new recommendations may lead to missed cancers and a decline ...

Nov 27, 2012
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Study finds mammograms lead to unneeded treatment

Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated for cancers that never would ...

Nov 21, 2012
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Stereoscopic mammography could reduce recall rate

A new three-dimensional (3-D) digital mammography technique has the potential to significantly improve the accuracy of breast cancer screening, according to a study published in Radiology.

Nov 13, 2012
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