Tag: breast center

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

Breast Cancer: Better Detection and Treatment Results in Fewer Deaths

Breast cancer is consistently reported as a top health concern among women—and that’s no surprise, since one out of every eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Estimates project that more than 40,000 American women are expected to die from the disease in 2017. However,

The Mammogram Frequency Debate: What It Means to You

The question of how often women should be screened for breast cancer seems to have no clear-cut answer. While some experts say that women should be screened once a year, not all experts agree with this recommendation.

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that women between the

Editor’s Note: Breast Cancer Research Update

Thanks to Linda Vahdat, MD, for providing this guest column.

2016 has been a good year for breast cancer. There has been continued movement in the translation of our research knowledge into the clinic, and several large trials have reported out, which has added clarity to how we should take care

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment

It’s no surprise that breast cancer ranks as one of the top health concerns among women, since an estimated one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during a life span of 95 years.

One topic that’s in the spotlight is dense breasts—women want to know what impact dense

Study Suggests that Regular Mammograms Benefit Elderly Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—an independent panel of health experts—currently recommends biennial (every two years) mammograms for women ages 65 to 74, and issued final guidelines to this effect in January. But when it comes to older women the task force continues to make no recommendation, concluding that

Tailoring Treatments to Specific Types of Breast Cancer

When it comes to breast cancer treatment, one size does not fit all. There are many types of breast cancers and many kinds of treatments.
“We’ve made a lot of progress,” says Anne Moore, MD, medical director of the Weill Cornell Breast Center, a noted researcher, and a

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