Monthly Archives: November

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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