Surgery

Breast cancer detected in transmen undergoing mastectomy

The number of transmen seeking gender-confirming surgery has risen in the past decade. In a paper published in the British Journal of Surgery analysing breast tissue from 344 transmen undergoing mastectomy, breast lesions—either ...

Oncology & Cancer

90 percent of all breast cancers can be detected with MRI

Around 90 per cent of all breast cancers can be definitively diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This compares to the combined methods of mammography and ultrasound which yielded a detection rate of just 37.5 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Novel MRI technique could reduce breast biopsies

Water diffusion measurements with MRI could decrease false-positive breast cancer results and reduce preventable biopsies, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the technique ...

Oncology & Cancer

Elastography helps identify patients who need biopsy

A new ultrasound technique is proving valuable in distinguishing malignant from benign breast lesions in some patients – results that could mean fewer unnecessary breast biopsies, a new study shows.