News tagged with mammograms

New mammogram study stirs debate for women in 40s

(AP) -- A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by 26 percent or ...

Sep 29, 2010
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Experts debate merits of breast cancer screening

(AP) -- Are doctors overtreating breast cancer? At a breast cancer conference Friday in Barcelona, experts discussed how to implement mammogram screening programs across Europe, balancing fighting cancer ...

Mar 26, 2010
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Time to raise how many mammograms radiologists must read?

Radiologists who interpret more mammograms and spend some time reading diagnostic mammograms do better at determining which suspicious breast lesions are cancer, according to a new report published online on February 22 and ...

Feb 22, 2011
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US approves first 3-D mammogram

The first three-dimensional mammogram device was approved Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration, in the hopes that the new technology would improve early breast cancer detection.

Feb 11, 2011
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Screening mammograms catch second breast cancers early

More women are surviving longer after having early-stage breast cancer, but they are at risk of developing breast cancer again: a recurrence or a new cancer, in either breast. Annual screening (a.k.a. "surveillance") mammography ...

Feb 22, 2011
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Debate continues on breast ductal carcinoma in situ

Six years ago, Mary Sullivan of Lido Beach, N.Y., underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with a breast abnormality known as DCIS -- ductal carcinoma in situ -- the most aggressive treatment for a lump neither ...

Oct 29, 2010
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Health law kicks into 2nd gear; does it help me?

(AP) -- The nation's new health care law turns 6 months old Thursday and starts delivering protections and dollars-and-cents benefits that Americans can grasp. But it won't affect all consumers the same way, which may cause ...

Sep 22, 2010
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