Archive for Tag: Breast Cancer Detection

Physicians’ Misunderstanding Of Genetic Test Results May Hamper Mastectomy Decisions For Breast Cancer Patients

                    Women with breast cancer do not receive timely genetic test results or have adequate access to effective genetic counseling, which may compromise treatment decisions, according to research from Stanford and the University of Michigan. A recent survey of over...

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Researchers Reveal How Cancer Can Spread Even Before A Tumor Develops

Even before tumors develop, with a few defined molecular alterations, breast cancer can spread to organs and remain quiet for long periods of time. They can then awaken to form aggressive, deadly breast cancer metastasis, says a team of investigators led by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount...

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Breast Cancer Deaths Have Dropped In Many Countries

Over the last 25 years, the detection and management of breast cancer has changed significantly. A new analysis shows that, over this period, rates of breast cancer deaths have fallen in most of the 47 countries examined. However, it also highlights some significant exceptions, particularly in South Korea and parts...

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Why Mammograms Are Vastly Oversold & Mammography Risks

Early detection through mammography is the annual clarion call of pink-ribboned Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns. October 21 is National Mammography Day — a day during which women are barraged with reminders that getting a mammogram could save their life. However, little effort has been made to educate women about...

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Largest, Longest Study on Mammography Again Finds No Benefit

An annual mammogram is the conventional go-to “prevention” strategy for breast cancer. But researchers increasingly agree that mammography is ineffective at best and harmful at worst. Unfortunately, breast cancer is big business, and mammography is one of its primary profit centers. This is why the industry is fighting tooth...

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Beyond Pink Pushes For More Breast Thermograms

Spokane nonprofit Beyond Pink is advocating for breast thermography as an early-screening method for breast cancer—and having success in getting more women to take the test. While the American Medical Association and others have yet to embrace the technology’s role in detection of the disease—maintaining the stance that the...

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