Capsule Commentary on Schifferdecker et al., Knowledge and Perception of Breast Density, Screening Mammography, and Supplemental Screening: in Search of “Informed”

Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: June 2020Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 46, Issue 6Author(s): Lorraine Kalra, April Covington, Michelle Allchurch
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2020Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 46, Issue 6Author(s): Carmen Francis, Anna Powell-Chandler, Asmaa Al-allak, Gary Osborn
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study included 3,675 cancer-free women within the Nurses ’ Health Study (NHS) and Nurses’ Health Study II (NHSII) cohorts. Percent breast density (PD), absolute dense area (DA), and non-dense area (NDA) were measured from digitized film mammograms using a computer-assisted thresholding technique; all measures were square root-transformed. Information on medication use was collected in 1980 (NHS) and 1989 (NHSII) and updated biennially. Medication use was defined as none, past or current; average cumulative dose and frequency were calculated for all past or current users from all bi-annual questionnaires pr...
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract Mammography remains the most prevalent imaging tool for early breast cancer screening. The language used to describe abnormalities in mammographic reports is based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS). Assigning a correct BI-RADS category to each examined mammogram is a strenuous and challenging task for even experts. This paper proposes a new and effective computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system to classify mammographic masses into four assessment categories in BI-RADS. The mass regions are first enhanced by means of histogram equalization and then semiautomatically segmented based on ...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Massage therapy's ability to mitigate breast imaging associated anxiety has not been previously studied. Anxiety is, however, often cited as a harm of screening mammography with few options offered to diminish anxiety other than not screening. Reducing anxiety may improve compliance, and reduce breast cancer mortality and morbidity. A complimentary massage therapy program evaluated patient acceptance, anxiety perception and perceived value of massage.
Source: Clinical Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Breast Imaging Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: The SentiMag represents a fast and safe preoperative marking system of non-palpable breast lesions, cutting the radio exposure for personnel and patients. The marker is not displaced over time and it is rapid to place and easy to locate intraoperatively, allowing a clear dissection plane around the lesion. Thus, this reduces the amount of gland removed, improving the aesthetic result mostly in small breasts. PMID: 32456397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Amy E. Hughes, Simon C. Lee, Jan M. Eberth, Emily Berry, Sandi L. Pruitt
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Breast MRI can produce more false positives on initial screening in women at...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Bilateral breast MRI needed even after mastectomy Who gets breast cancer treatment during a pandemic? MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis Shorter MRI works for patients with breast cancer history Breast MRI works as presurgical toolComments: 5/28/2020 3:40:02 AMDaniel Corcos Many high-risk women carry mutations in genes involved in the repair of DNA breaks caused by X-rays. As mammography screening leads to a high cancer incidence in the general population (Corcos &Bleyer,...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
We measured asset-based and education-based inequity in utilization of 2 cancer screening tests, Pap tests and mammograms, using nationally representative surveys conducted in 2003, 2008, and 2013. Utilization of Pap tests (ages 25-59 years) and mammograms (ages 50-69 years) increased over time. Asset-based and education-based inequities declined significantly for both screening tests, particularly among women who reported a doctor visit in the previous year. This decline coincided with increases in the coverage of primary health care in Brazil. However, barriers persisted; in 2013, college-educated women were still 2.27 t...
Source: The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Siemens Healthineers subsidiary PETNet Solutions and Zionexa have announced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Radiation therapy slashes breast cancer recurrence MRI + mammography detects recurrent breast cancer Blue Earth, PETNet expand Axumin distribution SNMMI: FDG-PET predicts breast cancer outcomes Blue Earth, PETNet roll out Axumin
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
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