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Physicians' experiences with family and friends impact breast cancer screening

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Results of a national survey of more than 800 physicians suggest that their experiences with patients, family members and friends with breast cancer are linked with their recommendations for routine mammograms.
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Women who forgo mammography screening may comply less to breast cancer treatment and may have worse outcomes, suggest two European studies, which also found that rates of screening may be falling.Medscape Medical News
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All women aged between 50 and 70 are offered screening for breast cancer. But how effective is it at stopping deaths – and might it actually do more harm than good?Many of us will know someone who had breast cancer found at screening. The cancer seen on a mammogram may have been microscopic, so early in its malignant life that it hadn ’t broken through the wall of its milk duct. Thank heavens, then, for breast screening, which is offered to all women between 50 and 70 in the UK and other countries. It is promoted enthusiastically as lifesaving, but does it deliver on its promise? And are the randomised con...
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What is personalization? Its making things for the individual. This is seen all the time online. If you visit Amazon's website and search for toothpicks, you will start seeing ads for toothpicks popping up all the time. Until you search for something else.... Amazon's site is responding to your needs by reminding you about your recent search - meeting your needs.Personalizing personalized medicine means not doing the same thing over and over again, and taking into account patient's individual needs. However, we talk about personalized medicine and then discuss starting mammogram screening for all women at age 40. Where is ...
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Conclusions: In the absence of a national screening program for breast cancer, the high-risk approach for screening should be considered. Women with the above characteristics should be identified and motivated to seek mammogram regularly to warrant a better outcome. PMID: 29218120 [PubMed]
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In the Netherlands, 24 years of mammography screening had no effect on reducing rates of advanced cancer but resulted in overdiagnosis in a third of women.Medscape Medical News
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(University of Chicago Medical Center) Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram. DCE-MRI every six months performed well for early detection of invasive breast cancer in high-risk women.
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(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Although digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3-D mammography, costs more than a digital mammography (DM) screening, it actually may help rein in cancer screening costs, according to preliminary findings (PD7-05) presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
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Health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier scans really improve screening for breast cancer
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Health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier scans really improve screening for breast cancer
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