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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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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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With news yesterday of new breast cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society, Dr. Erika Hamilton, Associate Director of the Breast Cancer and Gynecologic Cancer Research Program at Sarah Cannon Research Institute, appeared on CNN to address the new … Continue reading

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The New York Times this morning reports that in a significant shift, one of the most respected and influential groups in the continuing breast-cancer screening debate now says that women should begin mammograms later and have them less frequently than … 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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Adding a newer test to digital mammograms can increase the detection rate for breast cancer and decrease nerve-racking false alarms, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, otherwise known as JAMA. As reported … Continue reading

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A Canadian study published in February reignited the years-long debate over breast cancer screening methods, arguing fairly strongly against mammography, or the use of X-rays to detect tumors. The study’s authors say mammograms have no survival benefit relative to physical … Continue reading

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Knowing whether to have a mammogram — and when — may have become more confusing last month when one of the largest-ever mammography studies cast doubts on the value of mammograms in this follow-up report from the Washington Post: The … Continue reading

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