Oncology & Cancer

'Structural racism' cited in study of breast-biopsy delays

Black and Asian women are more likely than white women to experience significant delays in getting breast biopsies after a mammogram identifies an abnormality. Moreover, those delays appear to be influenced by screening site-specific ...

Oncology & Cancer

Women know little about overdiagnosis of breast cancer

Women know less about the so-called overdiagnosis of breast cancer compared to other aspects of mammogram screening. Despite this, there are few indications that women drop out of mammogram screening programs after receiving ...

Oncology & Cancer

Personalized cancer screening with AI

While mammograms are currently the gold standard in breast cancer screening, swirls of controversy exist: advocates argue for the ability to save lives, (women aged 60 to 69 had a 33 percent lower risk of dying compared to ...

Oncology & Cancer

Consumer Health: Are you due for a mammogram?

A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breasts that is used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths.

Oncology & Cancer

Screening mammograms plummeted during COVID-19 pandemic

(HealthDay)—Substantially fewer women completed screening mammograms at one safety-net hospital during the first year of the pandemic, with Black women experiencing the lowest volumes compared with other racial/ethnic groups, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Catching more breast cancers when mammograms are limited

While the COVID-19 crisis is challenging, the pandemic is also giving researchers an opportunity to discover new approaches to saving lives. A study published in the JAMA Network Open on Thursday, March 25, 2021, recommends ...

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