June 28th 2022
Gynecologists and physicians, in concert with mothers, are key not only to a woman’s early awareness of both breast cancer and mammography but to awareness of breast cancer risk factors as well.
Breast Cancer History Lowers Accuracy of MammogramMarch 1st 2011
Mammography screening for breast cancer may be less accurate among women with a personal history of breast cancer (PHBC), despite a higher underlying cancer rate, relative to women without PHBC, according to a study published in the Feb. 23 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
U.S. Task Force Mammogram Recommendations QuestionedFebruary 22nd 2011
Initiating mammography at a younger age and screening more frequently than the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends will likely result in more lives saved, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
In breast discharge, mammogram unremarkable but ductography definitiveFebruary 21st 2011
A 54-year-old patient presented for evaluation of spontaneous left breast discharge. The patient is status post-right mastectomy with TRAM reconstruction in 1999. The patient states she has noted left breast discharge for quite some time
Menopausal Symptoms Linked to Lower Risk of Breast CancerFebruary 10th 2011
Women who experience menopausal symptoms and have increased intensity of hot flushes have a reduced risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Breast Implants May Be Associated With Rare CancerFebruary 10th 2011
Saline or silicone gel-filled breast implants my be associated with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today. The agency requested that health care professionals report any confirmed cases of the disease in women with implants.
False-Positive Mammogram Results Affect Quality of LifeFebruary 8th 2011
Women who receive false-positive results from routine breast cancer screenings may experience a low quality of life and feelings of anxiety for at least one year, according to a study published online Dec. 20 in the British Journal of Surgery.
Breast Calcification May ID Worsening Kidney DiseaseFebruary 2nd 2011
Breast arterial calcification may have a role as a specific marker of medial vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease (CKD), and it is significantly increased in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Basal-Like Breast CA Equally Aggressive for Different RacesFebruary 2nd 2011
Basal-like breast cancer is not more aggressive among African-American individuals than whites; however, in patients with luminal A cancer, African-American women experience worse outcomes, according to a study published in the Dec. 15 issue of Clinical Cancer Research.
Western Diet Linked to Aggressive Breast CancerFebruary 2nd 2011
A Western diet high in fat and cholesterol may be linked to larger, faster-growing tumors that metastasize more easily in mice predisposed to breast cancer, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Pathology.
Adjuvant Breast Cancer Therapies Offer Similar SurvivalFebruary 2nd 2011
Adjuvant breast cancer therapy with an aromatase inhibitor (exemestane) alone, or used following tamoxifen, offers similar disease-free survival rates but different side-effect profiles, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in The Lancet.