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Use of DBT lags in Medicare system -- or does it?

Just under 20% of women in the Medicare population received digital breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SABCS: Is DBT worth the higher cost? DBT finds smaller cancers than 2D mammography does 2D synthesized DBT screening is ready for prime time Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT
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We do regularly try to detect some cancers early through mammograms, colonoscopies, and PSA tests. I think most of us (meaning the general public) are comfortable with these tests as we age. But what if there was a genetic test available which you could have done regularly, every few years or whatever time frame, to test you for several different cancers before they had a chance to spread.A new test,CancerSEEK, has been tested on more than 1000 patients and seems very hopeful." The CancerSEEK test looks for mutations in 16 genes that regularly arise in cancer and eight proteins that are often released.It was trialled ...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: cancer detection cancer diagnosis medical tests Source Type: blogs
Abstract There has been tremendous progress in detection of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, resulting in two-thirds of women surviving more than 20 years after treatment. However, breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in premenopausal women. Breast cancer is increasing in younger women due to changes in life-style as well as those at high risk as carriers of mutations in high-penetrance genes. Premenopausal women with breast cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive tumours and therefore have a lower survival rate. Mammography plays an important role in detecting...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Proteomics Source Type: research
Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of breast density on breast cancer risk among women screened via a nationwide mammographic screening program. Patients and methods: We conducted a nested case-control study for a randomly selected population of 1,561 breast cancer patients and 6,002 matched controls from the National Cancer Screening Program. Breast density was measured and recorded by two independent radiologists using the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS). Associations between BI-RADS density and breast cancer risk were evaluated according to screeni...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Epidemiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsRoutine source of post-treatment care facilitated breast cancer surveillance above national average rates. Persistent disparities regarding access to mammography surveillance were identified for Black YBCS, primarily due to lack of access to routine source of care and high out-of-pocket costs.ImplicationsPublic health action targeting cancer surveillance in YBCS should ensure routine source of post-treatment care and address cost-related barriers. Clinical Trials Registration Number: NCT01612338.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Early detection decreases breast cancer mortality. The ACR recommends annual mammographic screening beginning at age 40 for women of average risk. Higher-risk women should start mammographic screening earlier and may benefit from supplemental screening modalities. For women with genetics-based increased risk (and their untested first-degree relatives), with a calculated lifetime risk of 20% or more or a history of chest or mantle radiation therapy at a young age, supplemental screening with contrast-enhanced breast MRI is recommended.
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography Sponsor:   Region Skane Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
After the rule went into effect, the study found, the number of women in Medicare Advantage plans who got mammography screening rose by 5.5 percentage points: from just under 60 percent in the two years before the rule, to 65.4 percent in the two years after.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How should women with breast cancer be tracked after lumpectomy or mastectomy?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Screening breast MRI alone OK for high-risk women Mammography guidelines don't change screening intervals
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ASPIRE Cristalle (FDR MS-3500) Mammography machine The Fujifilm Digital Mammography Systems, Aspire HD Plus (FDR MS-2500) and Aspire HD-s (FDR MS-2000), generate full-field digital mammography images that can, as other fall-field digital mammography systems, be used for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer and are intended for use in the same clinical applications as traditional screen-film mammography systems.
Source: Medical Device Recalls - Category: Medical Devices Source Type: alerts
Aspire HD Plus (FDR MS-2500), also known as Aspire HD Plus F and Aspire HD-s (FDR MS-2000), also known as Aspire HD Plus S). Mammography machine The Fujifilm Digital Mammography Systems, Aspire HD Plus (FDR MS-2500) and Aspire HD-s (FDR MS-2000), generate full-field digital mammography images that can, as other fall-field digital mammography systems, be used for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer and are intended for use in the same clinical applications as traditional screen-film mammography systems.
Source: Medical Device Recalls - Category: Medical Devices Source Type: alerts
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