Tag: "mammogram" at medical news
Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
...nrollees include healthy women who get a screening mammogram
and opt to get the additional electrical study wit...ll not receive HEDA results but will receive their mammogram
report per usual, says Helen Fain, a nurse and study sub-investigator and coordinator....
Poor understanding of coverage deters breast cancer screening
...bout one in four women 40 and older have not had a mammogram
within the last two years. Nearly 40 percent of lo...ues examined responses from 897 women who needed a mammogram
to further characterize the cost barrier to screening. They found that a lack of accurate knowledge ...
Breast CT reaches clinical testing: May improve on mammography
...r a permanent cure and for breast preservation." A mammogram
is an X-ray taken through all the layers of the breast at once. The resulting image may not detect a tumor hidden by other structures within the breast. This is more likely to happen in the case of young women with dense breasts or in women with brea...
Other highlights in the May 18 JNCI
...calling patients for additional assessment after a mammogram
can detect more breast cancers earlier, but the benefit levels off, according to a new study. Breast cancer screening programs aim to improve patient mortality and decrease morbidity by detecting high numbers of early-stage cancers without increasing...
A warning for women on HRT don't skip your next mammogram
...ave an increased risk of having a 'false negative' mammogram
result that is, the test showing no cancer, when ...d at the odds of having a false negative result on mammogram
in women who attended first round screening in 1994 and 1995 or second round screening in 1995 and 1...
UC Davis Cancer Center awarded $4.5 million
...Pacific Islander women over age 40 have the lowest mammogram
screening rates in the country. In some Asian groups, the incidence of cervical cancer is as much as five times that of whites. "With our first project, we were able to document that with respect to cancer awareness and cancer control, Asian America...
A new insight into breast cancer: Breast density is directly related to breast cancer
...are usually visible as tiny flecks of calcium in a mammogram
and can be easily differentiated from dense breast tissue. For each 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 ac...
Women want information, opportunity to participate in decision for first mammogram
...men in their 40s considering their first screening mammogram
want information on potential harm and benefits an...tance to them of elements of information about the mammogram
and their preferences for involvement in decision making, ranging from making the decision alone to ...
Medical malpractice concerns lead to more breast biopsies
...ion rates for additional testing after a screening mammogram
are much higher in the United States than in other...lled back for additional testing after a screening mammogram
do not have any evidence of breast cancer on subsequent evaluation," she said. Failure or delay in ...
Breast biopsy rates remain steady despite introduction of new technology
...ion) remained stable over a 12 year period even as mammogram
use increased and new and less invasive biopsy techniques were introduced, according to a study in the July 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Changes in the guidelines for breast cancer screening have resul...
Obesity lowers likelihood of receiving preventive health care
...was more than 50 percent more likely to receive a mammogram
than a severely obese white woman (BMI greater than 40), the study showed. The researchers found a similar inverse correlation between obesity and flu shots among elderly white women and men. However, they found no significant association between ob...
UVa participates in landmark breast cancer screening trial
.... and Canada to study the effectiveness of digital mammogram
technology. "It's important for every women to get...reast tissue, you should consider having a digital mammogram
at your next scheduled screening," said Dr. Jennifer Harvey, a radiologist and head of breast imagin...
CAD helps detect smaller potentially more aggressive breast cancers in younger women
...d. In the study, the radiologists reviewed each mammogram
and then activated the CAD system. The CAD system "marked" areas on the mammogram
that were suspicious for cancer, then the radiologists would again review the mammogram. "The CAD sy...
Harvard doc health habits
...of women ages 40 and over indicated that theyget a mammogram
every year. Among women ages 50 and over, that fraction grew to three-quarters. Despite the debate about the PSA test for prostate cancer, 84 percent of the male faculty ages 50 andover had been tested. "PSA screening has not been shown to reduce the...
MRI helps doctors select best treatment for early breast cancers
...ease that was previously not seen on the patient's mammogram
(breast X-ray). For patients with early stage breast cancer, the current standard treatment involves surgery to remove the tumor (lumpectomy) followed by a course of external beam radiation to the entire breast over a six to seven week period to kill...
Breast CT is more comfortable than mammography and may detect tumors better, research shows
...indicates breast CT is "much more comfortable.") A mammogram
is an X-ray taken through all the layers of the breast at once. The breast CT prototype developed at UC Davis takes images of virtual "slices" of the breast -- about 300 images per breast. Computers then assemble these images into highly detailed, th...
Grids to aid breast cancer diagnosis and research
...ologies for the creation of a European database of mammogram
data. By using Grid computing, the system allows h...d architecture that so far allows access to 30,000 mammogram
images. Grid boxes were set up and used by clinicians at hospitals in Cambridge in the United Kingdo...
Study shows MRI can detect breast disease missed by mammography
...easts; in 9%, DCIS was found at mastectomy but the mammogram
and MRI were negative. "The results from our smal...commends that women age 40 and older should have a mammogram
every year and that those at increased risk should talk with their doctors about the benefits and li...
WHI updated analysis: No increased risk of breast cancer with estrogen-alone
...compared to 549) more breast biopsies. An abnormal mammogram
does not necessarily signal cancer as shown in this study's results. "Longer follow-up is needed to fully explain the reduced number of breast cancers in women taking estrogen. However, this new analysis does not alter the overall conclusion from t...
Mammography screenings for breast cancer show racial and ethnic disparities
...herefore they were more likely to have their first mammogram
because of a physical examination finding or breast symptom. For example, 18 percent of white women with breast cancer were inadequately screened with mammography prior to breast cancer, while 34 percent of African-American, 24 percent of Hispanic a...