Items Tagged ‘breast cancer screening’

September 13th, 2017

Annual Mammography Starting at Age 40 Prevents the Most Cancer Deaths

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When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often to screen, and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates. A new study compares the number of deaths that might be prevented as a result of three of the most widely discussed recommendations for screening mammography. Published early online in Cancer, […]

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Tags: Annual Mammography, Breast Cancer, breast cancer screening, early detection, mammogram, News, Prevents Death from breast cancer


December 3rd, 2014

Risk-based Screening Misses Breast Cancers in Women in Their Forties

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A study of breast cancers detected with screening mammography found that strong family history and dense breast tissue were commonly absent in women between the ages of 40 and 49 diagnosed with breast cancer. Results of the study were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “Screening recommendations for […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast cancer screening, cancer prevention, MRI, News, screening, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer