Nine of Ten Women Cannot Quantify Lifetime Breast Cancer Risk

More than 90% of women about to undergo a mammography were unable to accurately quantify their risk for breast cancer, either over- or underestimating their risk, according to the results of a large-scale survey presented at the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium 2013.
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Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Diagnostic and Interventional ImagingAuthor(s): C. Mandoul, C. Verheyden, I. Millet, C. Orliac, E. Pages, I. Thomassin, P. TaourelAbstractDigital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is a new imaging technology that addresses the limitation caused by overlapping structures in conventional two-dimensional digital mammography owing to the acquisition of a series of low-dose projection images. This unique technique provides a dual benefit to patients screened for breast cancer. First, DBT increases the cancer detection rate mostly by highlighting architectural distortions and all...
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We examined the relationship between intrauterine dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) exposure (o,p’-DDT, p,p’-DDT, and p,p’-DDE) and mammographic breast density (MBD) in midlife, one of the strongest risk factors for breast cancer. We focused our analyses on o,p’-DDT exposure given our previous report of a positive association between intrauterine o,p’-DDT exposure and daughter’s breast cancer (BC) risk. Here we estimated associations of intrauterine serum DDTs with MBD in 224 daughters of women in the Child Health and Development Studies pregnancy cohort whose mothers did not develop...
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
Source: Vascular Health and Risk Management - Category: Cardiology Tags: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy Source Type: research
AbstractBreast conserving surgery (BCS) is currently the standard of care for early breast cancer. One of the key determinants for the line of treatment in breast cancer is the size of the tumor in relation to the breast size. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of the ratio of the excised specimen to breast volume on the cosmetic outcome after conventional BCS. This is a retrospective study conducted on female patients with early stage breast cancer who underwent BCT at National Cancer Institute, Cairo University. The study included 41 patients with stage I and II breast cancer. Breast volume was calculated u...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Mammographic breast density is a strong independent risk factor for breast cancer (BC), but the molecular mechanisms behind this risk is yet undetermined and prevention strategies for these women are lacking. The anti-estrogen tamoxifen may reduce the risk of BC but this treatment is associated with severe side effects. Thus, other means for BC prevention, such as diet interventions, need to be developed. Osteopontin (OPN) is a major mediator of inflammation which is key in carcinogenesis. OPN may be cleaved by proteases in the tissue and cleaved OPN may in turn induce an inflammatory cascade in the extracellular microenvi...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
[Quality of mammography and breast cancer screening in ArgentinaQualidade da mamografia e prevenção do câncer de mama na Argentina]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2019;43:e63 Authors: Blanco S, Andisco D, Jiménez P, Luciani S Abstract This paper presents results from the mammography quality plan of the National Breast Cancer Program at Argentina's National Cancer Institute, which focused on improving mammography quality in the public health-care sector and on using mammography to implement breast cancer screening. Plan implementation started in 2011, based on the premise that poor...
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research
This study is a longitudinal secondary data analysis of 3,911 African American participants of the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. By using Systems Model of Clinical Preventive Care, multinomial logistic regression was applied to explore the likelihood of having breast cancer screenings (breast exam and/or mammogram) associating with predisposing factors, enabling factors, referencing factors, and situational factors. Participants with older age, with higher education, having a healthcare provider for female health, in far distance, and with a cancer(s) were significantly more likely to adhere to the recommendat...
Source: Social Work in Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Soc Work Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractVisual search behaviour and the interpretation of mammograms have been studied for errors in breast cancer detection. We aim to ascertain whether machine-learning models can learn about radiologists ’ attentional level and the interpretation of mammograms. We seek to determine whether these models are practical and feasible for use in training and teaching programmes. Eight radiologists of varying experience levels in reading mammograms reviewed 120 two-view digital mammography cases (59 canc ers). Their search behaviour and decisions were captured using a head-mounted eye-tracking device and software allowin...
Source: Journal of Digital Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionIn women with a PHBC who received post-diagnosis imaging, a third underwent multiple breast imaging examinations per year during the first 2-year post-diagnosis despite recommendations for annual exams. As time since diagnosis increases, imaging indication shifts from diagnostic to surveillance.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractAlthough the Champion ’s Health Belief Model Scale for breast cancer screening has been adapted and validated in different populations worldwide, a Spanish version for the Latin American population is still not available. The aim of this study was to adapt and validate the Spanish version of the Champion’s Health Bel ief Model Scale for mammograms for use with Mexican women and determine the sociodemographic, clinical, and health belief model variables which influence undergoing a mammogram. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was designed. Participants included 612 women aged 40 years and above w...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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