Mammogram alerts may save lives from breast cancer

Mammography Saves Lives? Campaign Helps Clear Confusion on When and How Often Women Should Receive Mammograms – Women confused about when to have a mammogram have a new interactive source of information – – launching this week along with a series of public service announcements on television and radio stations across US.

Screening mammography for breast cancer improved

Detection of breast cancer in screening mammography has improved over time – Researchers analyzing 2.5 million screening mammograms performed on nearly one million women found discrimination of cancerous from non-cancerous lesions improved over a nine-year period. Results of the study are published in the online edition of the journal Radiology.

Breast cancer screening should begin at age 40

New SBI and ACR recommendations suggest breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 – Breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 and earlier in high-risk patients, suggested by the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College of Radiology (ACR).

MRI detects breast cancer at earlier stage

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detects breast cancer at earlier stage – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) coupled with mammography detects almost all cancers at an early stage, thereby reducing the incidence of advanced stage breast cancer in high-risk women.

Caution about mammography use among women younger than 40 years

Mammography use among women younger than 40 years old differ between minority populations – Breast cancer screening guidelines generally recommend mammography begin at age 40. However, based on prior national research, an estimated 34 percent of non-Hispanic black women, 30 percent of non-Hispanic white women and 22 percent of Hispanic women aged 30 to 39 have reported having a mammogram.

Mammogram policy unchanged for breast cancer screening, US

Secretary Sebelius Statement on New Breast Cancer Recommendations – Mammogram policy unchanged for breast cancer screening in US. – HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued the following statement today on new breast cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force:

Less hormone therapy use in women reduced breast cancer rate

Scientists uncover new key to the puzzle of hormone therapy and breast cancer – The decreased use of postmenopausal hormone therapy has played a key role in the declining rate of atypical ductal hyperplasia, a known risk factor for breast cancer, revealed by researchers.

African American women get delay in breast cancer related care

Study finds delay in follow-up among African-American women receiving abnormal breast finding – African-American women face obstacles to receive appropriate breast cancer?related care in US. There is a significant delay in follow-up times among African-American women after the finding of a suspicious breast abnormality.

DASH diet reduces women’s risk of heart failure

Diet prescribed to lower blood pressure also reduces women’s risk of heart failure. – The DASH diet was initially developed to help patients lower their blood pressure, but a large study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) demonstrates that women who followed the diet also significantly reduced their risk of developing heart failure.

Breast cancer linked to inherited high breast density

Mother-daughter breast density study points way to earlier cancer risk assessment – A unique mother-daughter study that used magnetic resonance to measure breast density in younger women shows that percent of breast water could be linked to the risk of breast cancer in middle age and older.