Nov. 12, 2013 - New York Times: Amy Robach, an anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” had avoided her doctor’s recommendation for a mammogram screening for a year, when a producer for the show called at the end of September and asked her to consider undergoing a televised mammogram. On Oct. 1, as all the major television networks promoted the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ms. Robach submitted to the screening live on the show. A television camera discreetly showed the procedure. Normally, these morning-show segments end there. But unbeknown to viewers, the mammogram turned up evidence of cancer. On Monday Ms. Robach announced on “Good Morning America” that she would undergo a double mastectomy later this week.
October 23, 2013: Missed mammograms increase the risk of a later breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Researchers from Marshfield Clinic Weston Center in Weston, Wis., and the University of Queensland in Australia undertook a retrospective study to identify patient characteristics associated with missed mammograms and associations between the missed screenings and later diagnosis of breast cancer.
September 26, 2013: Older women living in the poorest areas of Appalachia fail to get regular breast cancer screening and have a higher incidence of late-stage breast cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Health Services Research.