breast density

Is genetic testing for cancer survivors underutilized?One study looks at whether or not women with histories of breast or ovarian cancer are receiving necessary genetic testing. Plus: Can in-office hysteroscopy reliably evaluate uterine pathology? Also, researchers say mammographic density changes should be monitored in patients undergoing hormone therapy as a possible indicator of breast cancer.
Readers React: In defense of breast density notification lawsWe read with interest the article “Breast density laws: Are you in compliance?” [December 2016 Contemporary OB/GYN]. We appreciated the perspective of our gynecologist colleagues. We would like to help clarify and give context to some of the information in the article.
Breast density laws: Are you in compliance?
Breast density laws: Are you in compliance?Meant to alert women that breast cancer may be more difficult to detect, the laws confuse physicians and patients alike.
Can HRT help prevent Alzheimer’s?A new study looks at the impact of hormone replacement therapy on preventing Alzheimer's. Plus: Are breast density readings actually accurate?
Are breast density letters too dense?A new study looks at whether breast density letters are too difficult for the typical woman to understand. Plus: The FDA issues a warning on fluconazole and miscarriage. Also, do irregular menses provide protection against ovarian cancer or increase risk?
United States scores barely passing grade on premature birthThe March of Dimes releases their annual report card on the United States and prematurity. Plus: Can anything be done about HPV vaccine rates? Also, a look at the place of ultrasound in breast cancer detection.
Alcohol consumption, mammographic density and breast cancer risk
Alcohol consumption, mammographic density and breast cancer riskCould alcohol consumption have an impact on breast cancer screening? Plus, how has the HPV vaccine impacted CIN2+ rates. And: Can metformin plus changes in lifestyle mitigate PCOS.
VIDEO: Research Primer on Mammographic DensityAnimation and time-lapse imaging combines with storytelling to examine the relationship between breast cancer risk and the biology of breast density. From the University of California Television (UCTV), part of their Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment series.
Do dense breasts mean more imaging?
Do dense breasts mean more imaging?A new study looks at whether or not women with dense breasts require alternative screening methods. Conventional wisdom about reducing salt intake to lower blood pressure may not be correct. What's the impact of breastfeeding on reducing the recurrence of certain breast cancer types.
How much do women understand about breast density? And other current researchA research round-up on how much women understand about breast density and the role of lycopene in kidney cancer risk. Plus, NICHD pledges money for research into the placenta.