Aunt Minnie (7/9) reports that patient age, breast density, and radiation exposure are among the strongest, direct risk factors for breast cancer, according to a new etiology model published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Aunt Minnie (7/7) reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has gouged volumes across a variety of screening exams, but particularly mammography, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Aunt Minnie (7/7) reports on a study from the Annals of Internal Medicine which states that women who had cancer in childhood treated with chest radiotherapy may strongly benefit from annual breast cancer screening starting in their 20s. Moreoever, annual screening as early as age 25 could reduce breast cancer deaths in these women by more than 50%.
Aunt Minnie (7/2) reports that expanded Medicaid coverage was linked to earlier breast cancer diagnosis in a study published in JAMA Surgery. Advanced breast cancer diagnoses fell by 3% in states that expanded Medicaid after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).