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.
ConclusionIn conclusion, PABC is rarely detected by mammography and diagnosis is highly dependent on detection during self-breast exam. Women who are or recently were pregnant should be encouraged to perform regular self-breast exams to report any changes for further evaluation. Patient and clinician education regarding risk and realities of PABC is essential.
This study could significantly change the way we approach breast cancer screening." MRI is much more sensitive than mammography, " saidGreg Karczmar, PhD, professor of radiology at the University of Chicago. " It can find invasive breast cancers sooner than mammograms and it can rule out abnormalities that appear suspicious on a mammogram. Unfortunately, MRI is much too expensive for routine screening. "
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2018Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Alejandro Rodriguez-Ruiz, Susanne Lardenoije, Alex J.T. Wanders, Ioannis Sechopoulos, Ritse M. MannAbstractPurposeTo compare breast cancer detection and depiction between planar synthetic mammography (SM) and rotating synthetic mammography (RM) generated from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).Materials and MethodsIn a fully-crossed multi-reader multi-case (MRMC) study, three radiologists retrospectively reviewed 190 cases (27 malignant, 31 benign, 132 normal), once with SM alone and once with RM alone, the DBT stack of slic...
CONCLUSIONS It was found that both accuracy and speed were good. We present a method that can be applied in cell morphology detection and classification in automated systems that classify by computer-aided mammogram image features. PMID: 30222727 [PubMed - in process]
BREAST cancer is commonly associated with women, but although rarer, there are cases of men developing the disease. As well as recognising symptoms it ’s also important to get checked. But what are the screening and test options available?
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ConclusionSurgical clips can be used safely to replace the usual commercial markers in the localization of breast cancer before NAC. They showed effective results with no complications, don't interfere with the patients' imaging and of the significant low cost compared to the commercial ones.
Conclusions: Mammography is the best technique for screening and identifying patients with non-mass-like breast lesions and microcalcifications. Considering the false positive and false-negative results, ultrasound is not a perfect screening modality. Future studies are recommended to study the value of ultrasound in the detection of high-risk breast cancer patients. PMID: 30210716 [PubMed]
ConclusionCBBCT showed equal aptitude and better agreement for the breast density evaluation compared to mammography. CBBCT could be an effective modality for breast density assessment and breast cancer risk evaluation in routine diagnosis and breast cancer screening.