Out-of-pocket costs keep women from mammo follow-up

The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization has released a study that found...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography Breast cancer takes financial toll beyond treatment Breast cancer patients face financial burdens Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays
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CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated a statistically significant relationship between HIV status, the presence of multifocal breast cancer, and mammographically detected grouped and fine pleomorphic microcalcifications. A statistically significant relationship between HGDCIS and HIV status, and the presence of grouped and fine pleomorphic microcalcifications in HIV-positive patients with biopsies confirming HGDCIS, was demonstrated. Our study also showed that there is a relationship between age of presentation and HIV status. PMID: 32657681 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
rszalek The herpesvirus, polyomavirus, papillomavirus, and retrovirus families are associated with breast cancer. More effort is needed to assess the role of these viruses in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer cases in women. The aim of this paper is to propose an efficient segmentation and classification system in the Mammography Image Analysis Society (MIAS) images of medical images. Segmentation became challenging for medical images because they are not illuminated in the correct way. The role of segmentation is essential in concern with detecting syndromes in human. This research work is on the segmentat...
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AbstractThe Italian College of Breast Radiologists by the Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM) provides recommendations for breast care provision and procedural prioritization during COVID-19 pandemic, being aware that medical decisions must be currently taken balancing patient ’s individual and community safety: (1) patients having a scheduled or to-be-scheduled appointment for in-depth diagnostic breast imaging or needle biopsy should confirm the appointment or obtain a new one; (2) patients who have suspicious symptoms of breast cancer (in particular: new onset palpab le nodule; skin or nipple retraction; o...
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In this study authors aimed to investigate the barriers to participation of a sample of Jamaican women in mammography screening. The data were obtained from a previous survey that was conducted in Jamaica from June to August 2013 in the four parishes (Hanover, St. James, Trelawny, and Westmoreland) served by the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA). WRHA served four hospitals, five non-randomized health centers, and five sites of community events. The sample consisted of women ranging in age between 35 and 83 years, with the mean age of 50.2 (SD = 10.6). The authors used a logistic regression to determin...
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CONCLUSIONS: Financial and cultural issues were important hindrances to breast cancer screening in African American women. These findings highlight the importance of affordable health care for preventive health services as well as the relevance of culturally embedded issues to health, while the MQS accentuates the need for more rigorous research articles. Breast cancer screening interventions in this population should attend to barriers identified in this review. PMID: 32641257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee voted on July 7 to continue delaying...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR: New USPSTF lung cancer guidelines will save lives USPSTF calls for more BRCA1/2 genetic screening, testing ACP pushes breast cancer screening start from 40 to 50 ACR, SBI rebuff new breast cancer screening guidelines Fewer high-risk women get mammography after USPSTF change
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How does digital breast tomosynthesis compare with traditional mammography in terms of performance and cost-effectiveness?Journal of the National Cancer Institute
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ia Chiu Hsiu-Hsi Chen The aim was to evaluate how the inter-screening interval affected the performance of screening by mammographic appearances. This was a Swedish retrospective screening cohort study with information on screening history and mammography features in two periods (1977–1985 and 1996–2010). The pre-clinical incidence and the mean sojourn time (MST) for small breast cancer allowing for sensitivity by mammographic appearances were estimated. The percentage of interval cancer against background incidence (I/E ratio) was used to assess the performance of mammography screening by differe...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractThis paper examines the effectiveness of using personal health records (PHRs), which contains detailed health information to improve the use of recommended screening mammography among women at potential risk for breast cancer. It also explores the potential of PHR in reducing disparities in recommended mammography use experienced by minority and underserved women. The primary data used for this study were obtained from the 2015 Health Information National Trends Survey, and they were supplemented by the 2016 Area Health Resource Files. The study sample included women aged 40 –75 years with no prior diagn...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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