News tagged with mammograms

Study: Half of women over 40 get annual mammograms

(AP) -- Remember the uproar last year when a government task force said most women don't need annual mammograms? It turns out that only half of women over 40 had been getting them that often to start with, even when they ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Cancer
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Most women do not get recommended mammograms

Only half of eligible women in the United States are getting their annual mammograms, even if they have insurance to pay for the procedure, according to data presented at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Cancer
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Mammogram sensitivity depends on menstrual cycle

Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for pre-menopausal women who choose to have regular mammograms. This recommendation ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in Cancer
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Breast cancer detection improved with image processing

Siemens researchers in Portugal hope to detect breast cancer more reliably in the future using a new statistical detection method. The digital image processing technique reveals tiny calcium deposits in the breast, which ...

dateNov 09, 2010 in Cancer
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