Review of Scottish Breast Screening Programme announced

Expected to take a year, it will look at current pressures, uptake, and future deliver options Related items fromOnMedica Social media could help raise breast screening take-up Breast cancer age profile younger in non-white women Women over 75 should still be invited for mammography Black and young women have double risk of triple-negative breast cancer NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Health care Healthy Aging Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
This study was designed to evaluate a patient navigation program undertaken with our community partners in Chicago's Chinatown. Inadvertently, the study collected data on two biannual mammography screening cycles that coincided almost exactly with implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Illinois. Methods: The study uses claims data to profile mammography screening rates for residents of an 18 zip code, 398 census tract area on Chicago's near south and southwest side. Patient addresses were geocoded from biannual (August 2011 to July 2103 and August 2103 to July 2015) Illinois Medicaid and Illinois Breast and...
Source: Progress in Community Health Partnerships - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Prog Community Health Partnersh Source Type: research
Breast and cervical cancer have been identified as leading causes of cancer death in women [1]. Interestingly, among the European Union member states, Spain is one of the countries with the lowest death rates for breast cancer [1]. In Spain, there is a breast cancer screening program based on biennial mammography that is focused on the female population aged 50-69; mammography recommendations begin at age to 40 years among those with risk factors [2]. On the other hand, private health centers also carry out a breast cancer screening program, but it starts at age 40 years with an annual frequency regardless of the presence of risk factors [3].
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Co-payments for preventive services discourage breast and cervical cancer screening among Medicaid enrollees. The effect is larger for breast cancer screening, which is costlier and requires an additional visit. Considering this evidence, cost sharing for preventive services may lead to adverse health consequences and greater long-term costs. PMID: 32059094 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Managed Care - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Am J Manag Care Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify health or health belief factors associated with mammography attendance or with self-initiated medical help-seeking for breast cancer symptoms among women in Europe. METHODS: Five databases were searched for articles published between 2005 and 2018. Meta-analyses were conducted for 13 factors related to screening attendance and two factors associated with help-seeking behaviour. Where there were too few studies to include in the meta-analysis, a narrative synthesis was undertaken. RESULTS: Sixty-five studies were included. Never having ha...
Source: British Journal of Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Br J Health Psychol Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the trend in the attendance for mammography screening during 2006–2014 and to identify the factors that are predictive for participation in it. The study sample consisted of 1941 women aged 50–64 years, who participated in five cross-sectional biennial postal surveys of Lithuanian Health Behavior Monitoring, carried out in independent national random samples. The attendance for screening was identified if women reported having had a mammogram within the last two years. The proportion of women attending the screening was continuously increasing from 20.0% in 2006 up to 65.8%...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundBreast cancer is one of the leading cancers for women worldwide. Mammography is the most widely used to screen breast cancer, although it is inaccurate in young women or women with dense breasts in Korea and Asian countries. Since tumor cells are often under extremely high oxidative or hypoxia, it is widely accepted that Trx1 express high level in malignant cells. Trx1 as a biomarker in blood for breast cancer detection by studies of Trx1 gene and protein expression differences in many malignant tissues and bloods from various cancer patients. It has been shown that gene expression level of Trx1 was the h...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Interobserver reliability in this study was excellent, indicating satisfactory team consistency in the classification of record pairs.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Interobserver reliability in this study was excellent, indicating satisfactory team consistency in the classification of record pairs.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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