Yearly Archives: 2015

Screening Mammogram PLUS Ultrasound IMPROVES Breast Cancer Detection!

The addition of ultrasonography to mammography significantly improves the rate of detection of breast cancers in Japanese women, according to trial findings published online in The Lancet on November 5th. Findings showed that combining ultrasound with mammography resulted in correctly detecting cancer in more than 9 of 10 cases (91% sensitivity), whereas for women given mammography

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Screening Mammography Radiation Risk 35% LESS Than Thought!

The low risks from radiation exposure during mammography screening may be even lower than experts have assumed, a new study contends. The new research estimates that the radiation dose from a screening mammogram is anywhere from 20 percent to 35 percent lower than previously thought. Why? Because past estimates did not account for the uneven

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Screening Mammogram Starting at Age 40. Why It Works!

Recently, the American Cancer Society (ACS) announced its new screening guidelines that increase the age for annual mammograms for women of average risk from 40 to 45 years of age and biennial screening for all women between the ages of 55 to 74. ACS also stated that doctors should no longer perform clinical breast exams.

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Dense Breasts? Know Your Cancer Risk!

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3D Mammography: Hype or Hope?

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“Dense” Breasts on Your Mammogram Report? What next?

You just had your annual screening mammogram and the summary report provided to you states you have “dense” breasts but this is a BENIGN FINDING and there is no evidence of breast cancer. The language used in the report may be mandated by law, and say something like, “Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue

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BRCA What?! Am I At Risk for Breast Cancer ?

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce proteins that help repair damaged DNA. When either of these genes is mutated or altered, DNA damage may not be repaired properly. As a result, cells are more likely to develop additional genetic alterations that can lead to cancer. A woman’s risk of developing breast and/or ovarian

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Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk by 40%! Here’s how.

Can exercise really help decrease your risk for breast cancer? Research and retrospective studies published in the last few years suggests there is a truly significant benefit from exercise. Aside from the benefits to your cardiovascular system and your overall health, exercise can reduce your risk of dying from breast cancer. According to research published

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America’s Blind Eye to Lung Cancer

America has given up the fight against lung cancer. Look no further than the facts to get a very clear view of how big tobacco companies with their bags of money and their army of deeply entrenched lobbying groups have effectively locked out any political opposition to tobacco and smoking. How else can you explain

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