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Change in mammography guidelines questioned

The methodology and evidence behind a widely publicized change in national mammography guidelines is questionable, according to a review in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS), published by SAGE.

Jan 28, 2010
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Poor being turned away from free cancer screenings

(AP) -- As the economy falters and more people go without health insurance, low-income women in at least 20 states are being turned away or put on long waiting lists for free cancer screenings, according ...

Dec 13, 2009
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Disagreement Over Mammography Task Force Study

When a government-appointed panel of experts released new guidelines last month calling for fewer routine mammograms, they were met with public confusion, political outrage, and a media storm that left women ...

Dec 09, 2009
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Piezoelectric Fingers Key in New Breast Cancer Detector

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Drexel University are developing a new portable, low-cost, radiation-free breast cancer detector that can potentially be used in a doctor's office as a first-line to detect breast cancer.

Sep 24, 2009
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Study: 1 in 3 breast cancer patients overtreated

(AP) -- One in three breast cancer patients identified in public screening programs may be treated unnecessarily, a new study says. Karsten Jorgensen and Peter Gotzsche of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen analyzed ...

Jul 10, 2009
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