ARRS: Screening mammography is effective in younger women

Screening mammography in women ages 40 to 49 finds almost 20% more cancers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How serious is the risk of breast cancer overdiagnosis? DBT improves breast cancer screening in young women Mammography finds more cancers in younger women SABCS: Biannual breast MRI best for young women at high risk DBT in younger women mitigates mammography's 'harms'
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(CNN) — UK scientists have developed an online calculator that could enable doctors to more accurately predict a patient’s chance of developing breast cancer. If rolled out, the new tool could change the way in which the condition is treated. Among other things, details of family history, genetics, weight, alcohol consumption, age at menopause and use of hormone replacement therapy will all be considered by doctors when assessing a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer — the most common form of cancer in the UK. Each of these factors has “a small impact on the likelihood of developing the d...
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ConclusionRates of mammography use over time do not necessarily reflect national guideline releases or establishment of organized screening programs.
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Lee SH, Jang MJ, Kim SM, Yun B, Rim J, Chang JM, Kim B, Choi HY Abstract Objective: To compare digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and conventional full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in the detectability of breast cancers in patients with dense breast tissue, and to determine the influencing factors in the detection of breast cancers using the two techniques. Materials and Methods: Three blinded radiologists independently graded cancer detectability of 300 breast cancers (288 women with dense breasts) on DBT and conventional FFDM images, retrospectively. Hormone status, histologic grade, T stage, and...
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Imaging features of MBC on mammography and ultrasound were benign. The use of T2WI MRI showed characteristic features of signal intensity using TIC curve and ADC analysis, which may support biopsy and histological analysis for definitive diagnosis. PMID: 30618455 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Very often I encounter women who are far more worried about breast cancer than they are about heart disease. But women have a greater risk of dying from heart disease than from all cancers combined. This is true for women of all races and ethnicities. Yet only about 50% of women realize that they are at greater risk from heart disease than from anything else. Currently in the US, three million women are living with breast cancer, which causes one in 31 deaths. Almost 50 million women have cardiovascular disease, which encompasses heart disease and strokes and causes one in three deaths. Here’s what’s reall...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Exercise and Fitness Health Healthy Eating Heart Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
The prevention and control of breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is an increasingly critical public health issue. Breast cancer is the most frequent female cancer in SSA and mortality rates from this di...
Source: Globalization and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Debate Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:: Findings suggest that advanced practice providers can provide survivorship care in accordance with Institute of Medicine standards, which provide a normative standard. This assessment is an important step in evaluating survivorship outcomes. PMID: 30615587 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: JOP - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A culturally tailored brochure explaining the frequency of abnormal mammograms was well received by women at a large safety-net health system. Pilot testing suggests that it may improve patient perception of risk and awareness of informational resources. This strategy should be considered to enhance result communication. PMID: 30608622 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
Conclusion: CEDM demonstrated a diagnostic performance comparable with CEMRI in depicting index cancers, secondary cancers, and occult cancer in the contralateral breast. CEDM demonstrated similar changes in surgical management compared with CEMRI. PMID: 30607168 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
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