Improvements needed in breast cancer screening for Black women

Black women have the highest mortality rate of all women with breast cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Some minority women more at risk for second breast cancers Starting biennial breast screening at age 40 saves Black lives Radiologists can spur change in addressing healthcare disparities Immediately reading mammograms helps with workflow, disparities Individualizing risk estimates increase mammography use
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Clin Breast Cancer. 2021 Oct 25:S1526-8209(21)00300-1. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2021.10.009. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: To assess the performance of conventional ultrasound (US) combined with strain elastography (SE) in the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) category 4 lesions on mammography.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women with breast lesions identified as having mammography BI-RADS 4 lesions and underwent US examination were included in China. US features and US BI-RADS assessment were recorded in real-time and prospectively reported. The pathological result was referred to as the gold standard. The...
Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Cad Saude Publica. 2021 Nov 22;37(11):e00149620. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00149620. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTBreast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer and is the leading cause of death from cancer in the female population. Screening mammograms and early treatment are the most frequently used means to attempt to reduce this mortality and are promoted during Pink October, an annual awareness-raising campaign. However, recent studies have correlated the increase in screening with higher morbidity and mortality, due to overdiagnosis and overtreatment. The current study assessed searches related to breast cance...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionReproductive risk factors are associated with SD BC, as are HR+ tumors. Differences in BC-risk factor associations according to detection method may be related to prevailing phenotypes among categories.
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study proposes a radiomics approach based on advanced machine learning algorithms for diagnosing pathological microcalcifications in mammogram images and provides radiologists with a valuable decision support system (in regard to diagnosing patients). An adaptive enhancement method based on the contourlet transform is proposed to enhance microcalcifications and effectively suppress background and noise. Textural and statistical features are extracted from each wavelet layer’s high-frequency coefficients to detect microcalcification regions. The top-hat morphological operator and wavelet transform segment mic...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This cohort study examines whether mammographic density is associated with an increased risk of contralateral breast cancer or ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence among women.
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Excluding malignancy is critical, treatment challenging and recurrence common in IGM. A preponderance of patients were Mexican-born, similar to other reports from the USA. Over 50% of IGM cases had suspicious BI-RADS scores. Best management remains a challenge and ranges from observation to lumpectomy.PMID:34812662 | DOI:10.1308/rcsann.2021.0239
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Nov 23. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-11038-2. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34812983 | DOI:10.1245/s10434-021-11038-2
Source: Ann Oncol - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Excluding malignancy is critical, treatment challenging and recurrence common in IGM. A preponderance of patients were Mexican-born, similar to other reports from the USA. Over 50% of IGM cases had suspicious BI-RADS scores. Best management remains a challenge and ranges from observation to lumpectomy.PMID:34812662 | DOI:10.1308/rcsann.2021.0239
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
A new paper calls into question a decades-old Canadian study that has informed breast cancer screening guidelines for women in their 40s around the world, which generally do not recommend a yearly mammogram.
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This study assessed the level of utilisation and barriers for breast self-examination (BSE), clinical breast examination (CBE) and mammogram in a semi-rural population in Malaysia and compared these across the different ethnic groups. This cross-sectional study was conducted among women aged 40 years and above, embedded within a health and demographic surveillance site (HDSS) in Segamat, Malaysia. Trained data collectors collected data on screening and barriers during home visits. Study participants (n = 250) were aged 59.4 ± 10.9 years and represented Malaysia’s three major ethnic groups. Practice of ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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