Mammography

MRI Imaging in Adjunct With Mammograms Improves Secondary Breast Cancer Detection

MRI Imaging in Adjunct With Mammograms Improves Secondary Breast Cancer Detection

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Younger women who have undergone breast conservation therapy may benefit from an MRI in addition to annual mammogram screenings.

False-positive Mammograms Deter Subsequent Screening

False-positive Mammograms Deter Subsequent Screening

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Women who receive a false-positive mammography delay their subsequent mammography screenings.

The Affordable Care Act: Mammography and Socioeconomic Disparity

The Affordable Care Act: Mammography and Socioeconomic Disparity

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The likelihood of a Medicare beneficiary's foregoing mammography for socioeconomic reasons is lower than before the Affordable Care Act was implemented.

After Mammography, Abbreviated MRI Protocol Can Exclude Malignancy

After Mammography, Abbreviated MRI Protocol Can Exclude Malignancy

An abbreviated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol can exclude malignancy in women with suspicious X-ray mammography screening.

Most Women Experience Anxiety With False-Positive Mammograms

Most Women Experience Anxiety With False-Positive Mammograms

A majority of women who receive false positives on mammography experience distress and anxiety.

Screening Mammography Leads to Overdiagnosis in Breast Cancer

Screening Mammography Leads to Overdiagnosis in Breast Cancer

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Screening mammography does not impact the overall breast cancer death rate and can lead to overdiagnosis.

Limited Evidence for Screening Mammography for Women Before Age 50

Limited Evidence for Screening Mammography for Women Before Age 50

New research review finds limited evidence that screening prevents breast cancer deaths among women in their 40s.

USPSTF Proposes Update to Mammography Guidelines

USPSTF Proposes Update to Mammography Guidelines

Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors on whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50.

Many Hospitalists Don't Order Inpatient Mammography

Many Hospitalists Don't Order Inpatient Mammography

Most hospitalists feel that they should not be involved in breast cancer screening.

Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis, False Positives Linked with High Cost

Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis, False Positives Linked with High Cost

Mammography screening is associated with considerable costs linked to false-positive mammograms and breast cancer overdiagnosis.

Black Women Disproportionately Affected by Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Black Women Disproportionately Affected by Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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Even with early diagnosis, there appears to be a disproportionate toll from breast cancer in black women.

Increase in Biopsies with DCIS, Invasive Cancer Post-Mammogram

Increase in Biopsies with DCIS, Invasive Cancer Post-Mammogram

For mammography, there has been an increase in biopsies with diagnoses of invasive carcinoma and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Ultrasound Breast Screenings Improve Tumor Detection in Women with Dense Breast Tissue

Ultrasound Breast Screenings Improve Tumor Detection in Women with Dense Breast Tissue

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Ultrasound breast screenings for women with dense breast tissue improves cancer detection.

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women with Breast Cancer Eligible for Lumpectomy

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women with Breast Cancer Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend of rising mastectomy rates.

Breast Cancer Guidelines Aim to Reduce Second Conservation Surgeries

Breast Cancer Guidelines Aim to Reduce Second Conservation Surgeries

Currently, one in four women with breast cancer require a follow-up surgery for conservation.

Screening for Breast Cancer in Elderly Women Questioned

Screening for Breast Cancer in Elderly Women Questioned

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution.

Mammogram Return Rate Affected by Family Doctors

Mammogram Return Rate Affected by Family Doctors

Women overdue for screen respond better to postcard plus reminder letter from family physician.

Medicaid Reimbursement Linked with Greater Cancer Screening Rate

Medicaid Reimbursement Linked with Greater Cancer Screening Rate

Changes to Medicaid reimbursements can improve cancer screening rates.

MRI Scans Detect Recurrent Breast Cancer

MRI Scans Detect Recurrent Breast Cancer

MRI picks up 18.1 cancers per 1,000 missed by mammography, ultrasound.

Women Over 75 Still Benefit From Mammograms

Women Over 75 Still Benefit From Mammograms

Breast cancer survival better in women whose cancer was detected by mammography.

Breast Cancer Screening Costs Up Among Medicare Patients

Breast Cancer Screening Costs Up Among Medicare Patients

Despite use of newer technologies, no change has been observed in stage at diagnosis.

3D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection Rate, Reduces Recall Rate

3D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection Rate, Reduces Recall Rate

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A study that included almost half a million mammograms suggests that tomosynthesis combined with digital mammography may become the new standard of care.

Abbreviated Protocol Feasible in Breast Cancer MRI Screening

Abbreviated Protocol Feasible in Breast Cancer MRI Screening

Absence of breast cancer can be established in less than 30 seconds with a negative predictive value of 99.8%.

Adding Tomosynthesis to Mammography Improves Screening

Adding Tomosynthesis to Mammography Improves Screening

Compared with digital mammography alone, the combination of digital mammography and tomosynthesis increases cancer detection and reduces false-positive results.

Reduction in Mortality Observed with Invitation to Mammography Screening

Reduction in Mortality Observed with Invitation to Mammography Screening

A modest 28% reduction in death from breast cancer was seen in a national mammography program that sent biennial invitations for screening.

Annual MRI Plus Mammography Effective for Breast Cancer Screening

Annual MRI Plus Mammography Effective for Breast Cancer Screening

Initial results indicate that annual magnetic resonance imaging and digital mammography can form an effective screening program for women at high risk of breast cancer.

MRI Catches Breast Cancer Early in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

MRI Catches Breast Cancer Early in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

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The largest clinical study to evaluate breast cancer screening of female survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, showed that MRI detected invasive breast tumors at very early stages, when cure rates are expected to be excellent.

Late-Stage Breast Cancer Down in Mammography Era

Late-Stage Breast Cancer Down in Mammography Era

After adjustment for prescreening temporal trends, decrease varied from 21% to 48%.

Non-screened Breast Cancer Patients More Likely to Receive Chemo

Non-screened Breast Cancer Patients More Likely to Receive Chemo

Middle-aged breast cancer patients undergoing screening mammography are statistically less likely to be treated with chemotherapy compared to non-screened patients.

Fewer Ultrasounds, Biopsies With Breast Tomosynthesis

Fewer Ultrasounds, Biopsies With Breast Tomosynthesis

Breast tomosynthesis during diagnostic screening mammography results in less use of ultrasound, fewer biopsies, and higher positive predictive value for cancer.

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