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A new study offers help to patients and doctors who are trying to deal with mammogram results that many women consider troubling and confusing: the finding of “dense” breast tissue, in this report from TIME magazine. Not only is breast … Continue reading

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Twenty-one states, including California, have passed laws requiring health facilities to notify women when they have dense breasts. Eleven other states are considering similar laws and a nationwide version has been introduced in Congress. The laws have been hailed by … Continue reading

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Earlier today we posted discussion of a story appearing in The Wall Street Journal. The story included a chart, reprinted here, detailing the range of screening options—from mammogram to molecular breast imaging/MBI—for those with dense breast tissue. Read the full … Continue reading

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Millions of women in 21 states will get an ominous note with their mammogram results this year. Even if everything seems fine, they’ll be informed that they have dense breast tissue, which can raise their risk for cancer and hide … Continue reading

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Women with extremely dense breasts are not only at increased risk of malignancy; radiological scans are less likely to detect their cancers. A pair of new studies look at two ways to improve breast cancer detection in such women: sonograms … Continue reading

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Journalist Joan Lunden again joins TODAY to talk about her experience with breast cancer: “You have to live in the moment, and you can’t be afraid of what you’re going through,” Lunden says. Lunden spoke of the importance of breast … Continue reading

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We recently discussed how 3-D mammography – also referred to as tomosynthesis – improves breast cancer detection rates while decreasing false positive readings. In this report from NBC News, listen to how 3-D mammography offers better imaging than a traditional … Continue reading

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About 40 percent of women who have mammograms have dense breast tissue, which means they have more connective and fibrous tissue than usual. Until recently, that information was rarely relayed to women, though it was routinely noted in the radiologist’s … Continue reading

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