Saturday, February 6, 2016

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Women going in for their mammograms might encounter a fairly new technology: 3D.
In cancer, as in other areas of medicine, early detection can save lives.
Women in Pennsylvania who undergo breast cancer screening with the latest advance, three-dimensional mammography, will not be charged extra for it.
Radiation therapy has transformed breast cancer treatment over the last 40 years by enabling women with small, early-stage tumors to opt for breast-conserving lumpectomies instead of mastectomies.
Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results
Deb Gleason has had surgery for breast cancer twice. She had breast-sparing surgery on her left side in 2000 and a double mastectomy in 2012 when cancer returned on the right.
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - When celebrities' health problems make the news, media reports help shape public knowledge about those conditions...
Doctors shouldn't automatically rule out less invasive surgery plus radiation
African American women are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than white women, yet are more likely to die of the disease.
Scientists found there were differences between primary and recurring tumors
Doctors, patients should know of increased risk, expert says
Researchers also found music helps during the procedure
Start eating vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains early in life, experts say
Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends
Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends
Smoking after diagnosis tied to 72 percent higher risk of death from the disease versus never smoking
Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do
Study found improvement in number of low-income women meeting care recommendations
Though incidence lower than among white Americans, researchers say
Even after treatment, medical costs are still thousands more annually, study finds
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50
That translates to an additional 1.7 million survivors, expert says
New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69
Those treated at academic hospitals travel nearly 50 miles on average, research shows