The wrong women are getting screened for breast cancer

Women at low risk for breast cancer are getting extra screening while the ones that need it most aren't being screened enough, according to a new University of New Mexico study.
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AbstractThe Human Genome Project and the continuing advances in DNA sequencing technology have ushered in a new era in genomic medicine. Successful translation of genomic medicine into clinical care will require that providers of this information are aware of the level of understanding, attitudes, perceived risks, benefits, and concerns of their patients. We used a mixed methods approach to conduct in-depth interviews with participants in the NCI-funded Breast Cancer Family Registry (BCFR). Our goal was to gain a better understanding of attitudes towards different types and amounts of genomic information, current interest ...
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CONCLUSIONS: Individual evaluation and appropriate explanation is significant to further children's understanding of their mother's illness. Future studies with larger sample size are needed to explore the understanding for children of different ages, in order to provide specific help for these children. PMID: 29784143 [PubMed - in process]
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Invitation glitch could date back further than previously thought, says cancer specialistMany more women could have missed out on breast cancer screening invitations dating back further than previously thought, according to a cancer expert.The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said this month thatwomen ’s lives may have been cut short by an IT error, which meant 450,000 patients in England missed crucial examinations.Continue reading...
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Breast cancer left 39-year-old Jennifer Campisano unable to nurse when she gave birth to her daughter, Noelle, six months ago. So she found a group of 15 donors to help nourish her baby girl.
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Breast cancer left 39-year-old Jennifer Campisano unable to nurse when she gave birth to her daughter, Noelle, six months ago. So she found a group of 15 donors to help nourish her baby girl.
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This week, distinguished radiology community leader and breast cancer detection expert  Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, was  presentedwith the William T. Thorwarth, Jr., MD, Award. The American College of Radiology (ACR)-sponsored award is not distributed on an annual basis but given out incidentally to individuals who have made vast leadership contributions to economics and health policy in radiology.Dr. McGinty has made significant strides in the imaging industry in the last decade. In May 2016, she became the first woman appointed the vice chair of the ACR ’s Board of Chancellors. She has established h...
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Condition:   Breast Cancer Intervention:   Radiation: IORT Sponsor:   Mount Carmel Health System Recruiting
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In 2013 I began searching for ways I could change my career to reduce my workload, but not give up medicine altogether. During that time I took a cruise and looked at various jobs I could do on a cruise ship. One of the jobs I was qualified for, I thought, was to be a Cruise Ship Doctor. After talking with the ship’s doctor to find out what it was like to be the doctor on a ship, I realized that I would enjoy that life. When I arrived back home I sent in an application to a cruise line. I was promptly informed that general surgeons were not qualified to be a ship’s doctor. They only accept physicians who practi...
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