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Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
...es electrical current rather than X-ray to examine breasts
for cancer is under study at the Medical College o... A small amount of electricity is sent through the breasts
and a computer immediately calculates and presents findings based on Z-Tech's benchmarks for negativ...
Untreated low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ poses long-term risk
...nly small malignancy risk and predict risk to both breasts
rather than regional risk. With the advent of mammography, DCIS is now identified earlier and is the largest growing subset of breast cancers. Understanding the natural history of low-grade DCIS can provide insight into current and future treatment s...
Breast CT reaches clinical testing: May improve on mammography
...ly to happen in the case of young women with dense breasts
or in women with breast implants. The breast CT scanner takes images of virtual "slices" of the breast -- about 300 images per breast. Computers then assemble these images into highly detailed, three-dimensional pictures that provide a more unobstruc...
New breast shield reduces radiation to female breast during chest CT by up to 73%
...ts a radiation dose of 20 to 50 mGy or more to the breasts
of an average-sized woman. That CT dose is roughly equivalent to 10 to 25 two-view mammograms and up to as many as 100 to 400 chest X-rays. The increasing radiation exposure from CT and its potential adverse effects are real concerns," said Mark S. P...
Patients with suspicious axillary breast lymph nodes should undergo fine-needle aspiration
...ents with suspicious axillary lymph nodes in their breasts
should first undergo ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration to avoid unnecessary surgery, according to researchers from the Evangelico Valdese Hospital in Turin, Italy. Currently, breast cancer patients undergo axillary lymph node dissection for ac...
A new insight into breast cancer: Breast density is directly related to breast cancer
...ch woman, the mammograms of the affected breast or breasts
at diagnosis were studied by two independent expert mammography radiologists. The radiologists then coded the DCIS tumour according to whether or not it was found in an area of mammographically dense tissue. Of the 22 DCIS tumours about which both t...
MR spectroscopy helps identify cancerous breast tumors
...e Research in Minneapolis. MR imaging of the breasts
has a high rate of sensitivity (94 percent 100 percent) for detecting tumors, but a variable rate of specificity (37 percent 97 percent) for distinguishing malignant from benign tumors. MR spectroscopy uses the same magnet and electronics as MR im...
Breast conserving treatment an option for women with implants
...s who would be most interested in preserving their breasts
and avoiding mastectomy. Between 1994 and 2004, r...6 breast cancer patients with previously augmented breasts
who were treated with breast conservation surgery and radiation at the Mayo Clinic. All patients had...
Study finds new type of silicone implant offers more natural looking breasts, low complication rate
...n and reconstruction patients more natural looking breasts
with a low complication rate, according to a recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The new gel implants will be the next type of silicone implant produced ...
Relatives of women with faulty gene have high risk of breast cancer
... version of the CHEK2 gene and have cancer in both breasts
have a substantially higher lifetime risk of breast cancer than those related to non-carriers, according to a study in this week's issue of The Lancet. Women who have a faulty version of the CHEK2 gene called CHEK2*1100delC have double the chance of ...
Sexually satisfied but feeling frumpy: It's body image, not 'the change'
...50. Weight also tends to be redistributed so that breasts
become larger, waists thicken and fat increases on their upper back. While it is natural for midlife women to change shape in these ways, the U.S. standard of attractiveness remains a youthful and slender body which creates anxiety about aging and p...
Young women who smoke higher risk of breask cancer
...e linked to the changes that take place in women's breasts
during pregnancy. Breast cancer usually starts fro...irst child. When she has her first baby, a woman's breasts
change so she will be able to breastfeed her child. One theory is that the breast cells of women bef...
Breast CT is more comfortable than mammography and may detect tumors better, research shows
...the prototype machine's ability to scan very large breasts
and to detect lower-density abnormalities. "Initial impressions were favorable with respect to breast CT," she said. "However, it is apparent that refinements in patient positioning and improvements in viewing techniques and radiologist training will...
Grids to aid breast cancer diagnosis and research
...ons including the physical differences between the breasts
of different women, the different procedures and equipment used to obtain mammography images, and the large amount of image data produced that makes computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) processing intensive. These problems have contributed to the relativel...
Study shows MRI can detect breast disease missed by mammography
... The results revealed 39 sites of pure DCIS in 33 breasts
of 32 women. In each of these women, both MRI and...mograms were performed prior to surgery. Of the 33 breasts
involved, DCIS was detected by MRI alone in 64 percent, and detected by mammography alone in only 3 ...
Study: Local TV news covers health a lot, but not always well
...e effectiveness of teaching women to examine their breasts
for signs of cancer. But those stories often contained conflicting messages with introductory statements such as "breast self-exams are a waste of time" followed by recommendations at the conclusion of the story that encouraged women to continue perf...
Women with breast cancer who choose preventive mastectomies
...97 percent lower risk of developing cancer in both breasts
than women who had only the affected breast removed. (Since it is impossible to remove 100 percent of the breast tissue, even after a mastectomy, there is a small risk of cancer developing.) However, until the current study, there was little informat...
Breast asymmetry predicts breast cancer
...en who go on to develop breast cancer tend to have breasts
that are less symmetrical than women who don't develop the cancer. A study published today in Breast Cancer Research reveals that breast asymmetry could be a reliable independent predictor of breast cancer. The study found that the relative odds of d...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 21, 2006
...gical removal of both breasts; surgical removal of breasts
and ovaries; or no preventive measures (surveillan...surgical removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy) and breasts
(mastectomy) was cost-effective compared to removal of the ovaries alone. Either of these treatments...
New model emphasizes breast density as a predictor of breast cancer risk, large study shows
...breasts, our research showed that women with dense breasts
are more likely to develop breast cancer," said Wi... four times greater for women with extremely dense breasts
than for a woman with breasts
that are almost entirely fat. The scientists found that several risk...