Overweight Women May Need More Frequent Mammograms

BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight, with overweight defined as a BMI of 25 or more. High BMI is associated with a number of health risks, including diabetes and heart disease. However, BMI is not considered as part of breast cancer screening guidelines. For …

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More Changes to Mammography Recommendations. Are You Still Covered?

In the last several months there have been changes to the breast cancer screening recommendations of some prominent American health organizations. As these organizations review new research and weigh benefits and risks they periodically update their opinions. In October of 2015 the American Cancer Association released new recommendations.  The guidelines …

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New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society has released new guidelines for screening women for breast cancer. The changes in the recommendations were based on new research reviewing the benefits and risks of screening with mammography. The new guidelines are intended to balance the benefits of early detection with the risks of false positives, pain, …

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The New Generation Breast Cancer Book

Survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer have been increasing since the 1990’s, largely due to earlier detection. However, new treatment options are also developing, giving caregivers and patients more choices. These choices can sometimes lead to confusion and information overload for the newly diagnosed. Dr. Elisa Port, chief of …

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