mammography

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.
Re-evaluate coverage policies for breast cancerNew NCCN guidelines include new technology as an option for patients’ annual screening.
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.
Are CAD mammograms a waste of money?
Are CAD mammograms a waste of money?A study examines whether computer-assisted detection on mammography provides sufficient benefit for the cost. Plus: Do first-time pregnancy cesarean deliveries increase the preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. And, is conventional wisdom surrounding pregnancy and cancer accurate?
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.
What price reassurance?
What price reassurance?The high cost of routine mammography in younger women
USPSTF mammography guidelines spark debate
USPSTF mammography guidelines spark debateThe USPSTF updated recommendations on mammography have sparked discussion on screening in younger women. Plus, does exposure to gestational diabetes increase risk of autism? What are the implications of genome editing?
US bill for false-positive mammograms: $4 billion annually
US bill for false-positive mammograms: $4 billion annuallyA recent report sheds light on how much false-positives and overdiagnosis of breast cancer cost. Additionally, new research examines the impact of the number of live births on future heart health in the mother and provides further evidence of the efficacy of cfDNA testing.
Do women understand mammograms?
Do women understand mammograms?A new report finds that many women are unaware that health insurers are required to cover yearly mammograms. A high rate of “false alarms” contributes to women’s mixed feelings about mammography screening.