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Breast Cancer Screening Does Not Reduce Deaths Says Study Of 40 Years Of Mammograms

A new UK study suggests screening for breast cancer does not reduce deaths from the disease. The study, which looked at nearly 40 years of breast screening, adds to the controversy surrounding whether it is screening or improvement in treatment that accounts for the fall in rates of death from breast cancer. The researchers from

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Alternative to Mammograms

  In view of the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations concerning new guidelines for having mammograms, some vital information for women needs to be presented. The new guidelines are for the general population, not those at high risk of breast cancer because of family history or gene mutations. It has always been known

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Facts and Persisting Concerns: Mammograms

  More women are refusing mammograms. This is reflected in the dramatic decline of 4.3 percent in 2010. Previously, mammography use had increased annually by 1 percent between 2005 and 2009. Mammograms: • Are incorrect 80 percent of the time (providing a false negative or false positive) • Require repeated ionized radiation that can cause

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Mammograms & Thermography — Panel’s Recommendation Has Merit

  Mammograms & Thermography — Panel’s recommendation has merit. The two techniques look at different things. Thermography looks at abnormal blood vessel formation, which is an early event in the life of a cancer. Mammography looks at masses (1 centimeter or larger) and calcification patterns, which are later developments. Each has reliability in the recent

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