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A mammogram is a safe test used to look for any problems with a woman's breasts. The test uses a special, low-dose x-ray machine to take pictures of both breasts. The results are recorded on x-ray film or directly onto a computer for a radiologist to examine.

Mammograms allow the doctor to have a closer look for breast lumps and changes in breast tissue. They can show small lumps or growths that a doctor or woman may not be able to feel when doing a clinical breast exam. "Mammography" is the best screening tool that doctors have for finding breast cancer.

If a lump is found, your doctor may order other tests, such as ultrasound or a biopsy--a test where a small amount of tissue is taken from the lump and area around the lump. The tissue is sent to a lab to look for cancer or changes that may mean cancer is likely to develop. Breast lumps or growths can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Finding breast cancer early means that a woman has a better chance of surviving the disease. There are also more choices for treatment when breast cancer is found early.
Existing drugs could help prevent deadly familial stomach and lobular breast cancers

Existing drugs could help prevent deadly familial stomach and lobular breast cancers

Deadly familial stomach and lobular breast cancers could be successfully treated at their earliest stages, or even prevented, by existing drugs that have been newly identified by cancer genetics researchers at New Zealand's University of Otago. [More]
Women diagnosed with DCIS or atypia should seek second opinions, says study

Women diagnosed with DCIS or atypia should seek second opinions, says study

While doctors almost always agree on a pathological diagnosis of invasive breast cancer, there is room for improvement when diagnosing atypia (or atypical ductal hyperplasia-ADH) and DCIS (ductal carcinoma in-situ), Anna Tosteson, ScD and Tracy Onega, PhD from Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have found. [More]
Philips, UC Irvine partner to explore effectiveness of spectral imaging in breast density measurement

Philips, UC Irvine partner to explore effectiveness of spectral imaging in breast density measurement

Royal Philips today announced its collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, to explore how spectral breast imaging can improve breast density measurement, potentially aiding clinicians in more accurately gauging breast cancer risks and monitoring changes over time. [More]
Majority of women support idea of more frequent breast screening for individuals at higher risk of cancer

Majority of women support idea of more frequent breast screening for individuals at higher risk of cancer

Most women (85 per cent) would back the idea of more frequent breast screening if they are at higher genetic risk of developing breast cancer, according to research published today by The Breast. [More]
Women who understand risks associated with mammography screening make better screening choices

Women who understand risks associated with mammography screening make better screening choices

Women who understand the risk of over-detection and over-diagnosis associated with mammography screening have lower intentions to have a breast screening test, according to a new Lancet study. [More]
Breast density laws could pose risk of unnecessary procedures for women with breast cancer

Breast density laws could pose risk of unnecessary procedures for women with breast cancer

Women with dense breast tissue are at increased risk of breast cancer. Dense breast tissue, generally defined as having more fibroglandular than fatty tissue, can make it more difficult for radiologists to detect cancer on screening mammography. [More]
Novel image-analysis technique improves breast cancer detection and diagnosis

Novel image-analysis technique improves breast cancer detection and diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma have developed an image-analysis technique that is designed to improve breast cancer detection and diagnosis. [More]
Study findings help improve lung cancer screening guidelines

Study findings help improve lung cancer screening guidelines

A set of guidelines developed to help standardized lung cancer screening would have generated considerably fewer false-positives than the National Lung Screening Trial produced, according to a new retrospective study. [More]
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group opens clinical trial for women with newly diagnosed DCIS

ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group opens clinical trial for women with newly diagnosed DCIS

In direct response to recommendations made by a National Institutes of Health scientific consensus panel, the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group announced today the opening of E4112, a clinical trial for women with newly diagnosed ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast who, together with their doctors, will use the results of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam to determine whether to undergo a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. [More]
Primary care physicians unfamiliar with California breast density law, shows UC Davis study

Primary care physicians unfamiliar with California breast density law, shows UC Davis study

Ten months after California legislators enacted a controversial law mandating that radiologists notify women if they have dense breast tissue, UC Davis researchers have found that half of primary care physicians are still unfamiliar with the law and many don't feel comfortable answering breast density-related questions from patients. [More]
New imaging technique increases detection rates of invasive breast cancers

New imaging technique increases detection rates of invasive breast cancers

A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of Roentgenology. [More]
Meridian Health prepares for ninth annual Paint the Town Pink event

Meridian Health prepares for ninth annual Paint the Town Pink event

Meridian Health is gearing up for the ninth annual Paint the Town Pink event and is seeking community members to get involved in committees throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. An informational mixer will take place on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Townsquare Media Broadcast Studios (home of 94.3 the Point and 92.7 WOBM), in Toms River at 6:30 p.m. [More]
Bayshore Community Hospital releases new Multi-specialty Interventional Suite

Bayshore Community Hospital releases new Multi-specialty Interventional Suite

Bayshore Community Hospital recently unveiled its new Multi-specialty Interventional Suite, outfitted with advanced technology capable of performing complex minimally invasive cardiovascular, endovascular, and interventional radiology procedures. [More]
New Horses and Hope campaign launched to raise $1 million for cancer screening mobile unit

New Horses and Hope campaign launched to raise $1 million for cancer screening mobile unit

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear today, along with representatives from the Kentucky Cancer Program, the University of Louisville's James Graham Brown Cancer Center and KentuckyOne Health, launched a new Horses and Hope campaign to raise $1 million for a mobile unit to provide free or significantly reduced cost cancer screenings to underserved populations across Kentucky. [More]
Adding Tomosynthesis to standard mammography improves breast cancer screening, reduces radiation level

Adding Tomosynthesis to standard mammography improves breast cancer screening, reduces radiation level

Dr. Lisa Weinstock, Director of Women's Digital Imaging in Ridgewood, said she has added Hologic Low-Dose 3-D Mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis) with C-View 2-D Imaging to enhance breast cancer screening of patients. [More]
Columbia University researchers analyze results of Oregon Health Experiment

Columbia University researchers analyze results of Oregon Health Experiment

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health analyzed the results of the Oregon Health Experiment, where eligible uninsured individuals were randomly assigned Medicaid or to stay with their current care. Considered controversial because the experiment found no measurable gains for physical health it did reveal benefits for mental health, financial wellbeing, and preventive screening. [More]
Risk-based mammography screening can miss invasive cancers in women in their 40s

Risk-based mammography screening can miss invasive cancers in women in their 40s

A study of breast cancers detected with screening mammography found that strong family history and dense breast tissue were commonly absent in women between the ages of 40 and 49 diagnosed with breast cancer. [More]
Digital tomosynthesis improves cancer detection in women with dense breasts

Digital tomosynthesis improves cancer detection in women with dense breasts

A major new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate in mammography screening of women with dense breasts. [More]
Bayer unveils enhanced version of Radimetrics Enterprise Platform at RSNA 2014

Bayer unveils enhanced version of Radimetrics Enterprise Platform at RSNA 2014

Bayer today unveiled version 2.5 of its Radimetrics Enterprise Platform at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. The enhanced version has new features that can help radiologists and hospital administrators meet new 2015 U.S. Joint Commission Diagnostic Imaging Standards, providing information to help optimize radiation dose management and contrast dose analytics to advance image quality and patient care. [More]

Gamma Medica, Volpara Solutions partner to improve breast cancer screening

Gamma Medica, developer of advanced digital molecular imaging technologies for the detection of breast cancer, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Volpara Solutions, leaders in the development of quantitative breast imaging tools. By using these technologies in parallel, physicians can implement screening protocols based on a woman’s breast density and individual risk factors. [More]
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