Mammograms

About half of women may benefit from mammograms at 40: analysis
But the review of female patients between the ages of 40 and 44 found that 50 percent had an above-average risk for breast cancer, and therefore would be eligible to begin screening mammography at age 40, said lead researcher Dr. Jennifer Plichta. She ... [...]
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Researchers Reveal Horrendous Facts About Breast Screenings (Mammograms)
I believe that if you did have a tumor, the last thing you would want to do is crush that tumor between two plates, because that would spread it. – Dr. Sarah Mybill, General Practitioner (taken from the documentary trailer below). I think if a woman ... [...]
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Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'
A study recently released by the American Association for Cancer Research reported that women who have a history of false positive screening mammograms, or biopsies that were negative (no cancer was found) are at an increased risk of getting breast ... [...]
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Seven myths about breast health and mammograms New facts to know
Claire McCaskill of Missouri announced Monday that she has breast cancer, which was detected through a regular mammogram. “It's a little scary, but my prognosis is good,” she said. But what women don't know about breast health can, in some cases, ... [...]
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Can Mammograms Spread Cancer?
"Radiation is inflammatory, and it makes cancers more aggressive and invasive," says Dr. Blaylock. "If you have a cancer and you subject it to more radiation by a mammogram, you're going to damage the DNA even more and make the cancer more ... [...]
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Health: As women live longer, at what age should mammograms stop? No clear …
18, 2015, Marion Jones, who was treated for breast cancer, poses for picture beside her painting “Street in Provence” at her house in Silver Spring, Md. Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in ... [...]
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HEALTHBEAT: Complex issue of when to stop mammograms
18, 2015, Marion Jones, who was treated for breast cancer, poses for picture beside her painting “Street in Provence” at her house in Silver Spring, Md. Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in ... [...]
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When to stop mammograms tricky issue
The risk of breast cancer rises with age. But so do the odds of other serious illnesses that may be more likely to kill in a senior's remaining life span - or to make them less able to withstand cancer treatment. "If we pick up a cancer in someone who ... [...]
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When to stop mammograms tricky issue as US ages
In this photo taken Dec. 18, 2015, Marion Jones, who was treated for breast cancer, poses for picture beside her painting “Street in Provence” at her house in Silver Spring. Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 ... [...]
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HEALTHBEAT: When to stop mammograms tricky issue as US ages
18, 2015, Marion Jones, who was treated for breast cancer, poses for picture beside her painting “Street in Provence” at her house in Silver Spring, Md. Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in ... [...]
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Better treatment for breast cancer hasn't boosted the benefit of mammograms …
The goal of cancer screening is to reduce the number of cancer deaths by finding tumors when they are still small and, presumably, easier to treat. But a new study finds that in the case of breast cancer, improvements in treatment have barely changed ... [...]
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New Clarity on Who Needs Mammograms — When
When prostate cancer screening became de rigeur in the 1990s, doctors didn't realize that most of the lesions they would find would not actually need treatment. Studies now suggest that about half of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are over ... [...]
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