Being Breast Cancer Savvy

Buried in another article based on a woman doctor's problems getting screened for breast cancer by the UK's NHS, are three rules on how to be'Breast Cancer Savvy 'You Don't Need to Examine Your BreastsAll women, no matter what age, should get to know their breasts. But experts have stopped recommending self-examination routines. Studies have shown that most women who find breast tumours do so during the course of everyday life: while dressing, or just rolling over in bed. The key is to know what looks and feels normal to you.I wholeheartedly agree with this. I am incapable of finding any lumps.Don't Ignore SymptomsThe most common sign of breast cancer is a lump within the breast. But you might find one in the armpit or notice skin changes on the breast such as dimpling, and changes in the appearance of the nipple, or its shape or how it feels, or a discharge. Breast pain on one side that lasts after a period, a rash and any change in the size, shape or symmetry should be investigated.Well'doh!'If something not right, get it checked asapMake Sure You Go To That MammogramIf breast cancer is detected early, it is more treatable. Screening uses mammograms – a type of X-ray – to look inside the breast. All women between 47 and 70 are invited for screening every three years. NHS screening is opt-in after 70, so make sure you get in touch with your local unit to make an appointment: nhs.uk/breastscreening.Um yes. Its a great tool for finding breast cancer before it gets ...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: breast cancer cancer detection cancer screening mammogram Source Type: blogs

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To measure mammography-related pain in two groups of women undergoing regular surveillance as a baseline for future care.
Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Conclusions: The cases of the three patients reported here would have been completely misdiagnosed using examinations based on conventional practice. The current trial suggests that combined FDG and 4FMFES PET would allow increased sensitivity, better diagnostic confidence and adequate staging for breast cancer. Finally, 4FMFES-PET is particularly useful for adequate assessment of ER+ lobular breast cancers, especially in cases where FDG-PET yields ubiquitous results.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Posters Source Type: research
ConclusionThe accuracy of CBE for breast cancer screening appeared to be low which did not support recommending regular CBE in France.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract With declining mortality rates, the number of breast cancer survivors is increasing. Ongoing care after breast cancer treatment is often provided by primary care physicians. This care includes surveillance for cancer recurrence with a history and physical examination every three to six months for the first three years after treatment, every six to 12 months for two more years, and annually thereafter. Mammography is performed annually. Magnetic resonance imaging of the breast is not indicated unless patients are at high risk of recurrence, such as having a hereditary cancer syndrome. Many breast cancer su...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
FDA is alerting women, healthcare providers, and others getting breast cancer screening that thermography is not an effective alternative to mammography and should not be used in place of mammography for breast cancer screening or diagnosis. The agency said there is no valid scientific data to demonstrate that thermography devices, when used on their own or with another diagnostic test, are an effective screening tool for any medical condition, including the early detection of breast cancer or other diseases and health conditions. Mammography, which involves taking X-rays of the breasts, is the most effective breast cancer...
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CONCLUSION: These findings suggest the importance of (a) pain catastrophizing, (b) perceived breast cancer risk and, (c) worry that breast pain may indicate cancer, as potential targets for interventions aimed at reducing the negative psychological impact of PBP in post-surgery breast cancer survivors, as well as in unaffected women with PBP due to unknown reasons. PMID: 30747014 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
As artificial intelligence tools have been invading more or less every area of healthcare, we made a list to keep track of the top smart algorithms aiming for better diagnostics, more sophisticated patient care or further sighted predictions of diseases. Does A.I. beat doctors? Only if you lived under a rock for the last couple of years, could you not have heard about artificial intelligence. Some might have even come across the spread and potential of A.I. in healthcare. Not only smart algorithms themselves but also the hype around A.I. has grown immensely, thus every time a new study about deep learning or machine...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AI cancer death future Health Healthcare pathology prediction Radiology technology Source Type: blogs
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Abstract Although the primary purpose of periodic mammograms in screening programs is to identify lesions suspected of being carcinomas, the findings are often related to systemic (benign or malignant) diseases, rather than breast cancer. Although the involvement of breast structures in systemic diseases is unusual, it can be included in the differential diagnosis of masses, skin changes, calcifications, asymmetry, and axillary lymphadenopathy. The main diagnostic entities that can be associated with such involvement are diabetes, chronic kidney disease, heart diseases, connective tissue diseases, HIV infection, lymphoma, ...
Source: Radiologia Brasileira - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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