Overweight Women Might Need More Frequent Mammograms Overweight Women Might Need More Frequent Mammograms

Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms to screen for breast cancer, according to a Swedish study.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

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Very often I encounter women who are far more worried about breast cancer than they are about heart disease. But women have a greater risk of dying from heart disease than from all cancers combined. This is true for women of all races and ethnicities. Yet only about 50% of women realize that they are at greater risk from heart disease than from anything else. Currently in the US, three million women are living with breast cancer, which causes one in 31 deaths. Almost 50 million women have cardiovascular disease, which encompasses heart disease and strokes and causes one in three deaths. Here’s what’s reall...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Exercise and Fitness Health Healthy Eating Heart Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
In Kuwait, population 3.8 million, breast cancer is the most common female malignancy, accounting for 39.8% of female cancers in 2012 [1-5]. Kuwait cancer registry data indicate that the age-standardized incidence rate of breast cancer has increased fourfold since 1974, likely attributable to changing lifestyle factors, such as  dietary changes, decreased physical activity, and increasing obesity [5,6].
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: A view from abroad Source Type: research
ConclusionsPhysical activity is not a determinant of MD.
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Obesity rates continue to rise in the United States and around the world. [1,2] Along with its contribution to the metabolic syndrome, obesity is also associated with many cancers including postmenopausal breast cancer. [3,4] Obesity and dense breast tissue are both established risk factors for breast cancer. [5 –7] Bariatric surgery is safe and the most effective therapy for obesity and related metabolic comorbidities with long-lasting results. [8,9] Bariatric surgery may also decrease postmenopausal breast cancer risk.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
This study analyzed data from women over 40 and compared the size of breast cancers at the time of diagnosis detected in the 1970s (before mammography became common) with the size of tumors detected between 2000 and 2002, when screening mammography was routine. Treatments and rates of death due to breast cancer 10 years after the diagnosis were also analyzed. The study found that: As more women underwent routine screening mammograms, more small breast cancers were detected. Many of these tumors were restricted to the ducts within the breast (called ductal carcinoma in situ), and even without treatment would never threaten...
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Obesity and high radiologic breast density independently increase breast cancer risk. We evaluated the effect of surgical weight loss on mammographic density (MD).
Source: BMC Medical Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
A woman's body fat index measured by ultrasound appears to be a better gauge...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI links maternal obesity to newborn brain growth Study: Do fetal anatomy US scans earlier in obese women Obese patients require special attention during rad therapy Obese women less likely to complete mammograms Obese women less likely to survive breast cancer, even after treatment
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Abstract Introduction: Data examining mammographic breast density (MBD) among patients in Sub-Saharan Africa are sparse. We evaluated how MBD relates to breast cancer characteristics in Kenyan women undergoing diagnostic mammography. Methods: This cross-sectional study included women with pathologically confirmed breast cancers (n = 123). Pretreatment mammograms of the unaffected breast were assessed to estimate absolute dense area (cm2), nondense area (cm2), and percent density (PD). Relationships between density measurements and clinical characteristics were evaluated using analysis of covariance. Resu...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Let us sing the praises of good medical screening tests. These are the tests that can detect medical problems before they become untreatable and before they cause complications or even death. Even better are those screening tests that detect “predisease” — abnormalities that aren’t dangerous on their own but can lead to problems later. According to the US Preventive Services Task Force, relatively few screening tests are considered good enough to routinely recommend for adults, including mammography for breast cancer (women) Pap smear for cervical cancer (women) b...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Health Prevention Screening Source Type: blogs
Author Affiliations open 1Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA 2Social &Scientific Systems, Inc., Durham, North Carolina, USA 3Westat, Durham, North Carolina, USA 4Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway 5Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, NIEHS, NIH, DHHS, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA PDF Version (548 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Bac...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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