breast cancer

Breast Cancer Biomarker To Allow Early, Inexpensive Detection

By | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 17:20

A certain enzyme may serve as a biomarker indicative of nascent tumor growth in breast cancer patients.

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Are Mammograms Effective? Online Digital Mammography Is More Accurate Than Offline Mammography

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:05

In comparing modes of digital mammography, researchers find that direct radiography is more accurate for detecting breast cancer than computed radiography.

Woman receives mammogram.

Younger Women Continue To Receive Mammograms Against Recommendations

By | Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:59

A recent study shows that women ages 40-49 defied controversial breast cancer screening recommendations by seeking mammograms.

A technician positions a woman at an imaging machine to receive a mammogram

Medicare Spends $1 Billion on Mammograms

By | Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:29

Screening women for breast cancer costs the U.S. Medicare program $1 billion every year - about as much as it spends on treatment.

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Breast Cancer Screening Before 30 Increases Cancer Risk

By | Fri, 09/07/2012 - 13:10

Breast cancer screening before the age of 30 can cause more harm than good. A new study says that women who are the highest risk of developing breast cancer, those that carry the mutated BRCA genes, are more likely to get the cancer if they've been exposed to diagnostic chest radiation before the age of 30.