The Spice that May Help Fight Breast Cancer

New research offers hope for women diagnosed with breast cancer and those hoping to avoid the disease altogether. That’s good news considering that according to the American Cancer Society an estimated 36,620 American women died in 2013 alone. An additional 232,340 breast cancer diagnoses were made in the same year. Breast cancer is the second […]

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Breast Cancer Screening for Women at Average Risk

Abstract Importance  Breast cancer is a leading cause of premature mortality among US women. Early detection has been shown to be associated with reduced breast cancer morbidity and mortality. Objective  To update the American Cancer Society (ACS) 2003 breast cancer screening guideline for women at average risk for breast cancer. Process  The ACS commissioned a […]

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Topol: Time to End Routine Mammography

Mammography Is a Recipe for Net Harm The medical community prides itself on evidence to drive important decision-making. But when the evidence is contrary to entrenched medical practice, it has a hard time coming to terms. Such is the case for mammography recommendations. All of the data now available point to significant net harm—far more […]

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Screening for Breast Cancer: An Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Background: This systematic review is an update of evidence since the 2002 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on breast cancer screening. Purpose: To determine the effectiveness of mammography screening in decreasing breast cancer mortality among average-risk women aged 40 to 49 years and 70 years or older, the effectiveness of clinical breast examination and […]

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