WATCH: Breast cancer survivor shares cautionary tale about thermography

Thermography is approved by the FDA for breast cancer screening, but only when used with what the administration considers a primary test, like mammography.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

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Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news
ConclusionsWe applied a complete “white box” machine learning method to predict the molecular subtype of breast cancer based on the BI-RADS feature description in a multi-modal setting. By combining BI-RADS features in both mammography and MRI, the prediction accuracy is boosted and robust. The proposed method can be easily applied widely regardless of variability of imaging vendors and settings because of the applicability and acceptance of the BI-RADS.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The objectives of this study were to critically review how economic evaluations have valued the health states associated with breast cancer screening, and appraise the primary evidence informing health state utility values (cardinal measures of quality of life). A systematic review was conducted up to September 2018 of studies that elicited or used utilities relevant to mammography screening. The methods used to elicit utilities and the quality of the reported values were tabulated and analysed narratively.40 economic evaluations of breast cancer screening programmes and 10 primary studies measuring utilities for health st...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 has benefited...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Out-of-pocket costs keep women from mammo follow-up How has the ACA affected breast cancer screening? Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Tax reform bill overturns ACA's individual mandate
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Authors: Ko ES, Morris EA Abstract Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been increasingly utilized, especially in screening for high-risk cases, because of its high sensitivity and superior ability to detect cancers as compared with mammography and ultrasound. Several limitations such as higher cost, longer examination time, longer interpretation time, and low availability have hindered the wider application of MRI, especially for screening of average-risk women. To overcome some of these limitations and increase access to MRI screening, an abbreviated breast MRI protocol has been introduced. Abbreviated bre...
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
This cohort study investigates the performance of screening mammography plus screening ultrasonography compared with screening mammography alone among women at low, intermediate, and high risk for breast cancer.
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Future Oncology, Ahead of Print.
Source: Future Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Xuanzi Qin, Rebekah H. Nagler, Erika Franklin Fowler, Sarah E. GollustAbstractThe American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Task Force recently recommended that women initiate routine breast cancer screening at older ages (45 and 50, respectively) than previously recommended, and both organizations emphasize the importance of weighing the harms of mammograms against the benefits in making informed decisions. However, little is known from national samples about how women perceive the harms and benefits of mammograms, and how these pe...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 51Author(s): Hua Li, Shasha Zhuang, Deng-ao Li, Jumin Zhao, Yanyun MaAbstractBreast cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors in women, which seriously affect women's physical and mental health and even threat to life. At present, mammography is an important criterion for doctors to diagnose breast cancer. However, due to the complex structure of mammogram images, it is relatively difficult for doctors to identify breast cancer features. At present, deep learning is the most mainstream image classification algorithm. Therefore, this ...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Authors: Franceschini G, Di Leone A, Terribile D, Sanchez MA, Masetti R Abstract Aim of this paper is to allows to analyze a topic of great relevance and media interest such as the role of prophylactic mastectomy in healthy women with BRCA mutation proposing to the surgeons some useful informations for decision-making. Less than 15% of all breast cancers are associated with germline genetic mutations. The majority of hereditary breast tumors are due to mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that are responsible for only one third of hereditary cases. The risk estimates are extremely heterogeneous with a mean cumulative...
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
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