ACR Now Recommends Women As Young As 30 Get Breast Cancer Risk Assessment.

Monday, April 30, 2018

The New York Post (4/30, Steussy) reports “the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging are now recommending that women as young as 30 get a risk assessment – such as a genetic test – to determine what kind of formal cancer screening they need.” According to the article, “The new guidelines were announced...as a way to encourage early detection among younger women with a higher risk for breast cancer.”

Screening Mammography Is Effective In Younger Women, Research Indicates.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Aunt Minnie (4/27, Yee) reports screening mammography in women ages 40 to 49 “finds almost 20% more cancers than screening in women ages 50 and older, according to a presentation delivered at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in Washington, DC.” The article says the boost in cancer detection “increases the recall rate by only 1.5% and the biopsy rate by 0.1%,” according to researchers led by Dr. Abid Irshad from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Mammographic Screening May Be Resulting In Higher Type 1 Overdiagnosis Rates As Women Age, Study Suggests.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Diagnostic Imaging (4/26) reports researchers found that “mammographic screening is resulting in higher type 1 overdiagnosis rates as women age.” The findings were published in the journal Radiology.


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