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Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

For years, the mammogram has served as the primary tool for breast cancer screening. Mammography can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is smaller and has not spread beyond the breast. In the search for a potential alternative to mammogram screening, researchers are studying other tests, such

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Each year, some 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in American women, and about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point. Breast cancer represents the second-most common cancer in women after skin cancer, and it’s the second-leading cause of death in women

Do You Really Need That Imaging Test?

Advanced imaging technology has helped doctors spot more cases of thyroid cancer over the past decade, according to recent research (Thyroid, Sept. 2015). However, the study revealed that nearly one-third of these cases involve people with low-risk tumors that are not likely to cause harm. The data suggest that an

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