Oncology & Cancer

New mammogram study stirs debate for women in 40s

(AP) -- A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by 26 percent or ...

Oncology & Cancer

High rate of false-positives with annual mammogram

During a decade of receiving mammograms, more than half of cancer-free women will be among those summoned back for more testing because of false-positive results, and about one in 12 will be referred for a biopsy.

Oncology & Cancer

Mammogram sensitivity depends on menstrual cycle

Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for pre-menopausal women who choose to have regular mammograms. This recommendation ...

Oncology & Cancer

The mammogram debate

When Mette Kalager published the results of her study of routine mammography screening in two Norwegian counties in September, controversy erupted.

Oncology & Cancer

Mammography is 'imperfect' test

For women today, turning 40 often brings birthday cake and candles. But it also brings a question: Should I get a mammogram?

Oncology & Cancer

Doctors, women should spend more time discussing mammograms

Due to changing guidelines concerning when and how often they should first be screened for breast cancer with mammograms, many women are confused. The American Cancer Society recommends women 40 years and older get a mammogram ...

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