Mammography screenings higher in coastal cities, says study

Friday, January 11, 2019

Aunt Minnie (1/11, Fischer) reports that women in coastal cities with greater income levels and access to insurance may have a greater chance of catching their breast cancer early than those living in rural areas and inland metropolises, according to RSNA News.

Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Medical News Today (1/5) reports on a study from the Annals of Internal Medicine that challenges the theory that childbirth can protect a woman against breast cancer, finding that childbirth only benefits women above a certain age when it comes to breast cancer risk levels.

Black, Hispanic Chicago women less likely to be referred to top-tier centers

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Chicago Tribune (1/3, Schoenberg) reports that Black and Hispanic Chicago women are less likely than white women to get diagnosed with breast cancer early, when the illness is more treatable, in part because racial minorities are less likely to be diagnosed at high-performing centers of excellence in breast cancer care, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.