Category Archives: Mammograms

Receiving a positive mammogram result, then learning on follow-up that nothing is wrong, is good news. But a false positive mammogram has a dangerous downside: It may reduce the likelihood that a woman returns for later screenings, increasing her risk … Continue reading

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One in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are treated unnecessarily, according to a Danish study published recently in Annals of Internal Medicine, which has renewed debate over the value of early detection, in this report from … Continue reading

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The American Cancer Society, which releases an annual survey of cancer trends, reports a death rate from cancer that is 25% lower than it was a quarter-century ago — a drop driven by steady reductions in smoking rates and advances … Continue reading

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Mounting evidence shows that the tendency to respond to every breast cancer with every treatment option available–surgery, chemotherapy, radiation–isn’t always necessary, takes a toll in serious side effects and rarely adds years to women’s lives, in this report from TIME. … Continue reading

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More than half of breast cancers newly diagnosed in the United States are likely cases of mistaken identity that subject women to needless anxiety, treatment and expense, researchers reported Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Dr. Kristi Funk joins ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss the latest in breast cancer treatments, the controversy surrounding when to get mammograms and what every woman can do now to reduce her risk, in thisthis video. Dr. Funk is … Continue reading

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How will your anti-hormone therapy affect medical procedures and exams you might have in the future, including mammograms and MRI? In this video breast cancer expert Dr. Jay Harness provides the answers to these questions and more. Recommend on Facebook … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago we shared the news of The Breast Cancer Answers Book: Your Guide to Achieving Emotional Reconstruction®, co-authored by breast cancer patient Phyllis Gapen and breast cancer surgeon Jay K. Harness, M.D. The Breast Cancer Answers Book … Continue reading

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