American Cancer Society Abandons ‘One Size Fits All’ Advice on Mammograms

After a thorough review of the benefits and limitations of mammograms, the nation’s top cancer-fighting organization is advising women that they can wait until they are 45 years old to start using the tests to screen for breast cancer. New guidelines from the American Cancer Society also assure women that they can have fewer mammograms over the […]

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Body Image and Breast Cancer

“We found a dense mass in your left breast and we need you to see a surgeon right away,” says a nurse with an obscure voice over the phone to me, a 22-year-old recent UC San Diego college graduate. I had just had my first mammogram and it was 1984. I was set to get […]

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Psych Effects Linger After False Positive Mammograms

Mammograms can detect breast cancer early, and save lives. But they can also lead to false alarms that take a heavy psychological toll, a new study found. The Danish study of more than 1,300 women found that those who received “false positive” results on their screening mammograms reported symptoms of anxiety and depression that still […]

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