News tagged with mammograms

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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Mammogram guidelines spark debate over health bill

(AP) -- Lawmakers broke along party lines on a new aspect of the health care debate Sunday as a former National Institutes of Health chief urged women to ignore guidelines that delay the start of breast cancer screenings.

Nov 23, 2009
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GOP: Health test recommendations could affect care

(AP) -- Republicans are seizing on this week's recommendations for fewer Pap smears and mammograms to fuel concern about government-rationed medical care - and to try to chip away support by women for President ...

Nov 21, 2009
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Sebelius: Women should get mammograms by age 40

(AP) -- Women should continue getting regular mammograms starting at age 40, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday, moving to douse confusion caused by a task-force recommendation ...

Nov 18, 2009
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New mammogram advice raises questions, concerns

(AP) -- For many women, getting a mammogram is already one of life's more stressful experiences. Now, women in their 40s have the added anxiety of trying to figure out if they should even be getting one at ...

Nov 16, 2009
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A serving of soy a day can help keep breast cancer away

(PhysOrg.com) -- It is estimated that 40,170 women will die from breast cancer in 2009, and while much less common in men, they are not immune to the disease. It is estimated that 1,910 diagnoses of invasive breast cancer ...

Oct 23, 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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