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Money Magazine endorses annual screening mammography starting at age forty

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, the Society of Breast Imaging and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists still recommend getting your first mammogram, an X-ray of your breasts, at 40.

Mammography Saves LivesĀ® Initiative Still Going Strong

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Oct.) and year round, the Mammography Saves Lives® (MSL) public service campaign continues to separate breast cancer fact from fiction and clear confusion over when women should be screened.

Signed Letters From Physicians May Improve Mammography Screening Rates

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
OncLive reports that “women who received signed letters from their family physician along with scheduled postcard reminders are more likely to return for mammography screening than women who only received a postcard, according to results presented...in advance of the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium.” Data indicated that during “a 6-month period, 22.3% of women who received only postcards returned for screening, compared with 33.2% of those who received both forms of outreach.” 

Ellen Shaw de Paredes, breast cancer screening pioneer, loses cancer battle

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Dr. Ellen Shaw de Paredes passed away on Saturday. She founded the Ellen Shaw de Paredes Institute for Women’s Imaging in 2005 because she saw a great need for more advanced breast cancer screenings. 
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