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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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Breast Cancer Cells Gorge On Sugar

Breast Cancer Campaign Scientists at the University of Southampton have found that breast cancer cells leach sugar from the blood stream and have found a new way to target cells providing an alternative treatment for chemotherapy resistant breast cancer. The treatment exploits a novel link, identified by the scientists, between sugar processing in the cells

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Watchful Waiting Best for Low-Risk Breast Lesions

A new study shows that slow-growing breast lesions classified as “probably benign” commonly found with ultrasound screenings can be safely re-evaluated in 12 months instead of being immediately followed up with unnecessary biopsies and exams. Current guidelines suggest that such lesions should be followed up either with a biopsy or with a short-term follow-up, but

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Who Should have a Breast Thermography Test?

All women can benefit from breast thermography screening. However, it is especially appropriate for younger women (30 – 50) whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. Also for women of all ages who, for many reasons, are unable to undergo routine mammography. This test can provide a ‘clinical marker’

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