News tagged with screening mammography

Stopping hormones might help breast cancer to regress

As soon as women quit hormone therapy, their rates of new breast cancer decline, supporting the hypothesis that stopping hormones can lead to tumor regression, according to a report e-published in Cancer Epidemiology, Bi ...

Feb 28, 2012
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New study supports mammography screening at 40

Women in their 40s with no family history of breast cancer are just as likely to develop invasive breast cancer as are women with a family history of the disease, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting ...

Nov 29, 2011
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New breast cancer screening guidelines released

New breast cancer screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast cancer, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), recommend no routine mammography screening for women aged 40-49 and extend the sc ...

Nov 21, 2011
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BreastScreen: balancing benefits and harms

New research has questioned the relative impact of mammographic screening in reducing deaths from breast cancer, concluding that it is not responsible for most of the recent reduction in mortality rates and ...

Nov 04, 2011
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Researcher calls for mammograms to be tailored to patient

Mammograms are not one-size-fits-all, says noted breast cancer researcher Karla Kerlikowske, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Rather, they should be customized based on a woman’s age, breast ...

Sep 30, 2011
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Breast cancer screening

It can be difficult to sort through the many messages regarding breast cancer screening. Fancy billboards seen along the highways, recommendations made by your neighbor or the local newscaster, or mixed messages throughout ...

Sep 29, 2011
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Mammography use up for US immigrants

While mammography rates have improved among foreign-born women residing in the United States, these women are still less likely to have undergone breast cancer screening than native-born U.S. women.

Sep 19, 2011
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