Oncology & Cancer

'Fast' MRI detects breast cancers that 3-D mammograms may miss

Beth Reisboard, 76, was relieved in 2018 when she received the results from her annual mammogram: "Negative." But her OB-GYN suggested she have a second screening. Reisboard has dense breasts, which means there are certain ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Adolescents and gynecologic health

My daughter is 14 and her pediatrician recently reminded us that she should get the HPV vaccine because it can help prevent cervical cancer. That got me thinking about gynecologic health for my daughter. Are there conditions ...

Oncology & Cancer

Interval breast cancers tied to worse outcomes

(HealthDay)—Interval breast cancers (IBCs) account for one-fourth of breast cancers detected in routinely screened women, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Network Open.

Oncology & Cancer

Don't delay mammograms, other breast cancer screening

Fewer breast cancers are being diagnosed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier in the year, when the pandemic began to intensify, many health care institutions suspended their screening programs and weren't offering mammography ...

Oncology & Cancer

Epigenomic platform detects early-stage pancreatic cancer

Bluestar Genomics has published study results in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications demonstrating the power of the company's platform to detect pancreatic cancer in its early stages, addressing the unmet need ...

Radiology & Imaging

Mammography screening saves lives also in older age

Mammography, which is an X-ray picture of the breast, is efficient also for women over the age of 70. For women invited to regular mammography screening over the age of 70, the reduction in mortality rate was significant. ...

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Cancer screening

Cancer screening occurs for many type of cancer including breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancer. Cancer screening is an attempt to detect unsuspected cancers in an asymptomatic population. Screening tests suitable for large numbers of healthy people must be relatively affordable, safe, noninvasive procedures with acceptably low rates of false positive results.[citation needed]If signs of cancer are detected, more definitive and invasive follow up tests are performed to confirm the diagnosis.

Screening for cancer can lead to earlier diagnosis in specific cases. Early diagnosis may lead to extended life, but may also falsely prolong the lead time to death through lead time bias or length time bias.[citation needed]

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