DBT May Be Effective Breast Cancer Screening Tool for Women of All Ages, Study Suggests

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Aunt Minnie (11/28, Yee) reports that research suggests “digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is an effective breast cancer screening tool for women of all ages – including those younger than 50, who may be prone to a higher rate of false positives.” The findings were presented at the RSNA annual meeting

Study Suggests There’s No Evidence Women 75 and Older Should Discontinue Regular Mammography Screening

Monday, November 28, 2016
Aunt Minnie (11/28) reports, “There’s no evidence that women 75 and older should discontinue regular mammography screening, according to a study presented at RSNA 2016.” Investigators “found that women between the ages of 75 and 90 continue to benefit from screening.” 

What Can I Do to Reduce My Odds of Being Diagnosed with Breast Cancer?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Breast cancer is common in the United States and other developed countries, with one in eight women being diagnosed during their lifetime.  The most common breast cancer risk factors are related to estrogen exposure over the course of our lifetime. A Western lifestyle increases these risk factors. Here is my best advice for optimizing your odds against this common disease.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Few Hospitals Providing Information on Mammography for Patients at Recommended Reading Level or with References to Professional Guidelines, Study Says

Thursday, November 3, 2016

HealthImaging (11/2, Gregory) reports that research suggests “few hospitals are providing information on mammography for patients at the recommended reading level or with references to professional guidelines.” The researchers wrote, “Overall nationally, the mean readability score ranged between the 10th and 14th grade levels – far above the expected reading comprehension level of average American patients.” The findings were published in AJR. 


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