Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer screening does not reduce mortality

Fewer women are dying from breast cancer in recent years, but surprisingly, this decline is just as large in the age groups that are not screened. The decline is therefore due to better breast cancer treatment and not attributable ...

Oncology & Cancer

Combined digital screening best for detecting breast cancers

(HealthDay)—The combination of digital mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detects 90 percent more breast cancers than digital mammography alone, according to a study published in the August issue of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mammography use tied to other preventive tests in older women

(HealthDay)—Women enrolled in Medicare who undergo screening mammography seem to have increased awareness and use of other preventive screening measures, according to a study published online June 5 in Radiology.

Oncology & Cancer

Making individualized choices about breast cancer screening

In a JAMA Insights article, published on May 1 by JAMA, co-authors Keating and Pace summarize the current state of breast cancer screening. The authors note, that despite the fact that the United States Preventive Services ...

Oncology & Cancer

Higher biopsy rates for women undergoing screening breast MRI

(HealthDay)—Women undergoing screening breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have higher biopsy rates and significantly lower cancer yield findings compared with screening mammography alone, regardless of personal history ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mammogram rates increase after ACA eliminates co-payments

After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated cost sharing for screening mammograms, their rate of use rose six percentage points among older woman for whom such screenings were recommended, a new study in the New England ...

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