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More than Half a Million Breast Cancer Deaths Averted in the U.S. Over Three Decades

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Source: Wiley Research News From: prnewswire.com Latest U.S. estimates indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women’s lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to progress made in early detection and management of breast cancer. Screening mammography for …

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Women 75 and Older Benefit From Screening Mammograms

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By: Jamie DePolo, senior editor From: breastcancer.org The American Cancer Society recommends breast cancer screening should continue as long as a woman with average risk of the disease is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer. Other organizations, including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the American College of Physicians, and the American College …

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New Study Cements Fact That Mammography is a Primary Factor in Reduced Breast Cancer Deaths

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: American College of Radiology Via: prnewswire.com Tabar et al — published online November 8 in Cancer — debunks claims that mammography screening is not a primary factor in plummeting breast cancer deaths and reinforces the long-proven fact that Mammography Saves Lives™. The study showed that women screened regularly for breast cancer have a 47 percent lower risk of dying …

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Ditch the Squish: Solis Mammography Offers 93 Percent More Comfort During Mammograms with SmartCurve™ Technology

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New technology increases accuracy and comfort, reduces excuses to neglect breast wellness  Solis Mammography, the nation’s leader in breast imaging, is declaring September Breast Wellness Month and encouraging every woman to #DitchTheSquish with the launch of SmartCurve™ technology in its 50+ centers across the country. Building on more than 30 years of expertise, Solis Mammography is the largest provider of SmartCurve technology, …

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Tomosynthesis vs. Mammography: How Do They Differ?

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From: Healthline.com Overview Tomosynthesis is an imaging or X-ray technique that can be used to screen for early signs of breast cancer in women with no symptoms. This type of imaging can also be used as a diagnostic tool for women that are having breast cancer symptoms. Tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammography. A tomosynthesis takes multiple images of the breast. …

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FDA clears mammography device with option for patient-assisted compression

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SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration From: PR Newswire Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first 2D digital mammography system that allows patients to increase or decrease the amount of compression applied to their own breast before the mammogram x-ray is taken. “Regular mammograms are an important tool in detecting breast cancer,” said Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., director …

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Medical Jargon Harms Women – A Mammography Callback Doesn’t Mean Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast imaging services, takes issue with incorrectly interpreted terminology used by reporters and others – such as referring to a mammogram callback as a “false positive.” Case in point: a study published Feb. 9 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention referred to mammography recalls as false positive mammograms. This led …

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Five Proposed Breast Cancer Bills You Should Know About

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: komen.org Each year, Susan G. Komen identifies the Priority Issues that will be the focus of our advocacy efforts for the coming year (read more here). But these aren’t the only issues affecting breast cancer survivors and their loved ones! In fact, here are five pieces of legislation, supported by Komen, that have been introduced thus far during the …