Tag: breast cancer screening

Breast Cancer Screening After Age 75

Although the risk of breast cancer increases with age many older women stop having mammograms in their later years—this despite an American Cancer Society (ACS) recommendation that screening continue. “The ACS advice reflects the fact that regular screening mammography saves lives,” says Laurie Margolies, MD, professor of radiology and director

A Type of Obesity You Can’t See May Raise Your Breast Cancer Risk

In their quest to gain a better understanding of what causes breast cancer, researchers have identified several risk factors, including getting older, early menstruation (before age 12) and/or late menopause (after age 55), family or personal history of breast cancer, mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, having dense breasts,

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

5. Reducing the Risk of Common Conditions

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes represent a major health problem in the United States. They account for approximately 86 percent of all healthcare costs and are frequently associated with a significant reduc-tion in quality of life. The CDC reports that roughly half of

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

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Dense Breast Tissue and Cancer Detection

Dense Breast Tissue and Cancer Detection

To a weight-conscious woman, fat isn’t a good thing. But when it comes to finding breast cancer, fat may be your friend. That’s because having more fatty tissue in the breast makes it easier to identify breast cancer on a mammogram. Conversely, having more dense breast tissue makes this task

Many Women Lack Information About Mammograms

Recent research has revealed that more than three-quarters (78 percent) of women surveyed said they strongly believe mammograms are important, but nearly half (46 percent) of the women had not had an annual mammogram.

These findings, released by the Society for Women’s Health Research in October 2014, are based on a

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