Study: Mammograms helped prevent half a million deaths in last 30 years

Researchers say the wide availability of mammography since the mid-1980s, as well as improvements to treatment, have prevented thousands of breast cancer deaths.
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Language barriers can lead to later stage breast cancer at diagnosis, according...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Primary doctors can help boost mammography compliance Self-compression is a viable option for mammography 6 vital steps to ensure success in breast screening How has the ACA affected breast cancer screening? Mobile mammography boosts underserved women's access
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Abstract Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death among women in the United States. One of the barriers to improving cardiovascular disease outcomes in women is the lack of reliable, effective screening modalities. Breast arterial calcification has emerged as a potential risk stratification tool. Localized deposition in the media of the artery, known as Mönckeberg medial calcific sclerosis, is notably different from the intimal atherosclerotic process commonly associated with coronary artery disease. Nonetheless, studies favor a correlation between breast arterial calcification and ca...
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Radiology, Ahead of Print.
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Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: MethodsAuthor(s): Ming Fan, Yuanzhe Li, Shuo Zheng, Weijun Peng, Wei Tang, Lihua LiAbstractDigital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is a newly developed three-dimensional tomographic imaging modality in the field of breast cancer screening designed to alleviate the limitations of conventional digital mammography-based breast screening methods. A computer-aided detection (CAD) system was designed for masses in DBT using a faster region-based convolutional neural network (faster-RCNN). To this end, a data set was collected, including 89 patients with 105 masses. An efficie...
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that women who aren't at high risk of breast cancer start getting mammograms at age 50, a decade later than previously recommended. Experts answer questions about the new mammogram guidelines.
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This study qualitatively explored barriers to breast screening participation in obese women in Australia. In-depth interviews (n = 29), were conducted with obese women (body mass index ≥ 30) and key health providers. A disconnect between providers’ and women’s perceptions was found. For women, low knowledge around a heightened need to screen existed, they also reported limited desire to prioritize personal health needs, reluctance to screen due to poor body image and prior negative mammographic experiences due to issues with weight. Providers perceived few issues in screening obese women beyond e...
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Thermography is approved by the FDA for breast cancer screening, but only when used with what the administration considers a primary test, like mammography.
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Thermography is approved by the FDA for breast cancer screening, but only when used with what the administration considers a primary test, like mammography.
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Radiology, Ahead of Print.
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