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Since the 1960′s, mammography has proven an invaluable tool in screening for breast cancer, spotting the disease before women show any symptoms. Now, a new large-scale study shows that a 3-D screening method called digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is significantly … 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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A report in the Huffington Post highlights potentially life-saving results published from research centers around the world in 2014. These promising research results, eleven in all, are catalogued here with links to each research study involved: The “Angelina Effect” Is … 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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