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Is semiannual mammo after breast conserving surgery necessary?

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By: Amerigo Allegretto From: auntminnie.com Annual mammography with a clinical exam — rather than semiannual — is “likely sufficient” for women who have undergone breast-conserving surgery and were treated with neoadjuvant therapy, a study published March 2 in Surgical Oncology Insight has found.  Researchers led by Ton Wang, MD, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles found insufficient evidence supporting …

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Small Proportion of Advanced Breast Cancers Due to Biennial Versus Annual Mammogram

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By: Elana Gotkine From: healthday.com BMI population attributable risk proportions highest for premenopausal and postmenopausal Blacks, postmenopausal Hispanic/Latinx Among routinely screened women, only a small proportion of advanced breast cancers is attributed to biennial versus annual screening, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in JAMA Oncology. Karla Kerlikowske, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and …

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Regular Screening Mammograms May Significantly Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality, Swedish Study Shows

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From: ascopost.com Patients who regularly attend screening mammograms may have a reduced risk of breast cancer mortality, according to recent findings presented by Smith et al at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2023 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (Abstract R1-SSBR10-4). Background Early breast cancer detection, prior to the presence of symptoms, may be critical to survival. According to …

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False-positive mammogram linked to higher risk of breast cancer

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By: Amy Norton, HealthDay News From: upi.com Women who have a false-positive result on a screening mammogram may have an increased risk of breast cancer for up to 20 years, a large new study finds. False-positives occur when a screening mammogram seems to show something abnormal that, with follow-up testing, is declared non-cancerous. The new study — published online Thursday …

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The Medical Minute: Do you know your risks for breast cancer?

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From: pennstatehealthnews.org The reminders are everywhere. When a woman turns 40, doctors say she should begin receiving yearly mammograms to detect breast cancer. You see it on posters, ads and buttons. Doctors beat the drum forcefully and often because the stakes are high. Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer …

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What every woman needs to know about breast cancer screening

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By: Cara Murez From: medicalxpress.com Catching breast cancer early is key to making it easier to treat and survive, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). The organization aims to highlight early detection, noting that screening with mammography has helped breast cancer death rates drop 43% since 1989. “Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women (after skin cancer) …

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Read Mammograms

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From: clevelandclinic.org October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A physician explains how the use of artificial intelligence is helping with early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women in the United States, making early detection very important. And that might be easier to do with artificial intelligence, or sometimes referred to as AI. …

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Screening for breast cancer: Mammogram guidelines

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From: kaiserpermanente.org Mammograms can help detect breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. Learn when you should get a mammogram and how to prepare for your screening. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women and the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States.1. Fortunately, regular mammograms can greatly increase the chance of detecting breast …

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Study: AI-Supported Mammogram Screening Helped Doctors Detect 20% More Breast Cancer Cases

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By: Kaitlin Sullivan From: health.com New research found that AI-supported mammogram screening was 20% more likely to detect breast cancer than trained doctors.1 Researchers emphasized that the technology needs to be used in tandem with a radiologist, but it could make the screening process more accurate and efficient. This is particularly important as the United States is facing both a …

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Does Medicare cover mammograms?

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From: aarp.org Yes, under Medicare Part B, but coverage and costs vary based on the type of mammogram: baseline, screening or diagnostic. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast to detect cancer. You can receive an initial screening, also called a baseline mammogram, and annual screenings. Your doctor may order a more comprehensive diagnostic image, particularly if a lump in …