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Widespread screening for breast cancer didn't do much to save women's lives, study finds

Breast cancer deaths have declined markedly in the Netherlands since a nationwide screening program began in 1989, but mammograms deserve little — if any — of the credit, a new study suggests.In fact, the main impact of inviting Dutch women between the ages of 50 and 74 to get a mammogram every...
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In a previous paper, we had assumed that the risk of screen-detected breast cancer mostly reflects inherent risk, and the risk of whether a breast cancer is interval versus screen-detected mostly reflects risk...
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Authors: C. Colin, N. Foray, G. Di Leo and F. Sardanelli.Radioprotection Vol. 52 , page 231 Keywords: breast cancer ; radiation risk ; X-ray exposure ; BRCA1/2 ; breast cancer screening ; mammography.
Source: Radioprotection - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: breast cancer radiation risk X-ray exposure BRCA1/2 breast cancer screening mammography Source Type: research
Most women tend to overestimate their risk of breast cancer, according to research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' Simple interventions reduce mammography recall rates
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BOSTON (CBS) – More than 40% of women in the United States have dense breasts which can make it hard to find small cancers on a mammogram, but researchers are testing a new technology that could help. It is a 3-dimensional ultrasound called SoftVue. During the exam, the patient lies on her stomach, and her breast is placed into a warm water bath. In two to four minutes, the machine creates a 3D image using sound waves. SoftVue exam (WBZ-TV) There is no radiation and no compression of the breast. While SoftVue probably would not replace a woman’s annual mammogram, it might be used in conjunction with mammography...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Local TV Source Type: news
Conditions:   Breast Caner;   Breast Benign Interventions:   Device: Breast MRI;   Device: Breast Mammogram;   Other: Blood draw;   Procedure: Breast Biopsy;   Behavioral: online patient reported questionnaire Sponsors:   Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;   GRAIL, Inc. Recruiting
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Conclusion: High-density foci in axillary lymph nodes on mammography can be evidence of calcifications or metal deposits and can be the manifestation of a benign or malignant process. Thus, this finding may warrant additional diagnostic workup (including mammography, ultrasound, and possibly biopsy) and correlation with clinical history. PMID: 29230131 [PubMed]
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research
This study demonstrated that applying LPP algorithm effectively reduced feature dimensionality, and yielded higher and potentially more robust performance in predicting short-term breast cancer risk. PMID: 29239858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physics in Medicine and Biology - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Phys Med Biol Source Type: research
Radiology, Ahead of Print.
Source: Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
A new type of ultrasound scan is being tested to see if it's as effective as mammograms in detecting breast cancer, especially in women with dense breast tissue. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
If proven to be effective, the new type of scans could eventually be used in addition to annual mammograms
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