mammograms

12,000 walk in Dubai for breast cancer awareness


October 29th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 29 (IANS) A massive crowd of 12,000 people walked for over three km in Dubai to help spread awareness about breast cancer and provide support to patients.Breast cancer ... Read more...

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Ex Miss Venezuela’s book on her breast cancer battle breaks taboos


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 22 (ANI): Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall's book on her battle with breast cancer has encouraged other women to seek breast examinations.Ekvall, 27, who is featured in a new book ... Read more...

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Annual mammograms beginning at 40 save 71pc more lives: Study


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Mammography is considered one of the best ways to detect breast cancer, and a new study has backed it by questioning a US advisory panel's guidelines recommending women ... Read more...

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Women with false-positive mammograms suffer serious anxiety


January 14th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Women who received false-positive mammograms report, face serious anxiety and reduced quality of life for at least a year, according to a study.Researchers from The Netherlands show that ... Read more...

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Annual breast cancer screening starting at age 40 cuts mastectomy risk


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Researchers have said that having a yearly mammogram greatly reduces the risk of mastectomy following breast cancer in women between the ages of 40 and 50."The results of ... Read more...

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Drop in breast cancer rates linked to reduced hormone therapy


December 1st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): In a new UCSF study, scientists for the first time show a direct link between reduced hormone therapy and declines in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) as well ... Read more...

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Dense boobs linked to breast cancer return


October 8th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Patients with a very early form of breast cancer (ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS) who have higher mammographic density may be at increased risk for subsequent breast ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for some breast cancers discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new therapeutic target for some breast cancers.A protein that pumps calcium out of cells also moonlights as a signal to get massive quantities of ... Read more...

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Increased use of Computer-aided detection in mammography


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Computer-aided detection (CAD) is increasingly being used in both screening and diagnostic mammography, according to a study.CAD software systems highlight and alert the radiologist of abnormal areas of ... Read more...

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No need to wait until age 50 for breast cancer screening: Study


October 1st, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 01 (ANI): A new study has revealed that annual mammography screening of women in their 40s reduces the breast cancer death rate in these women by nearly 30 percent.The ... Read more...

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Mammograms less effective in detecting cancer


September 24th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Routine mammograms are less effective in detecting breast cancer than expected. A research, published in New England Journal of Medicine, is the latest to show that the benefits of ... Read more...

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Medicare Expands Benefits To Help Smokers Quit


August 31st, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you are on the health insurance program Medicare and find it really hard to quit smoking then there is some real good news for ... Read more...

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Breast cancer was the first opponent Navratilova feared


August 9th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Tennis legend Martina Navratilova, who has beaten breast cancer after seven months of treatment, has said it was the first opponent she feared might beat her.At the start ... Read more...

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Breast cancer test not as helpful


August 5th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Breast cancer screening may not be as useful as thought because in some cases, where the disease does not need treatment as it can heal itself or is ... Read more...

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Rebecca Hall studied mammograms to prepare for new film


May 5th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) British actress Rebecca Hall underwent training with mammogram technicians to prepare for her role as a breast cancer check nurse in new movie "Please Give". "I spent a day ... Read more...

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Rebecca Hall trained with mammogram technicians for new film!


May 4th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Actress Rebecca Hall has revealed that she trained with mammogram technicians to prepare for her role as a breast cancer check nurse in new movie 'Please Give'.The Brit ... Read more...

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Decreased breast density over time means decreased breast cancer risk


April 21st, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): A decrease in breast density, depicted via the proportion of fibroglandular tissue on the mammogram image, over time indicates a decreased risk of breast cancer, according to a ... Read more...

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Martina Navratilona diagnosed with breast cancer


April 8th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The legendary tennis player Martina Navratilona has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately the diagnosis is not grim, as her cancer was detected in the early ... Read more...

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Soon, simple blood test to detect breast cancer


April 6th, 2010 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Scientists have developed a simple blood test that is capable of detecting breast cancer in women before it can be detected by standard screening methods. Normal breast screening ... Read more...

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Polish mammogram campaign slammed for encouraging molestation


March 24th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 24 (ANI): A Polish hospital's drive promoting mammograms to diagnose breast cancer has been slammed for being sexist and encouraging molestation.In the past few months, the Opole cancer hospital ... Read more...

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Prizewinning software may reduce number of breast cancer cases missed


January 18th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): NHS can save hundreds of lives each year by adopting a computerised technique for breast cancer screening, says one of Britain's leading biomedical scientists.While speaking at the ... Read more...

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Carly Fiorina slams new mammogram guidelines


November 23rd, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The California Senate candidate and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is slamming the new mammogram guidelines. She says that, “the new breast cancer advice defies common ... Read more...

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New guidelines for Pap Smears


November 20th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After mammograms, it is the turn of pap smears to get some guidelines. Most women in their 20s can have a Pap smear every two years instead ... Read more...

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Firestorm follows US panel’s ruling on mammograms


November 19th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (DPA) The US government moved Wednesday to quell a rising fury over the findings of an official panel that mammograms were no longer necessary for women in their ... Read more...

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New Mammogram guidelines are a concern for worry


November 17th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A government task force said on Monday that most women don't need mammograms in their 40s at all, and should get one every two years when ... Read more...

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Decrease in hormone therapy use may reduce breast cancer risk


November 9th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Decrease in the use of postmenopausal hormone therapy has simultaneously led to the reduction in the incidence of atypical ductal hyperplasia, a known risk factor for breast cancer, ... Read more...

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‘Optical biopsy’ could take over invasive biopsies for breast cancer detection


November 6th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A researcher at University of Florida is close to make an "optical biopsy" that has the potential to determine whether growths are cancerous without even puncturing the skin.Owing ... Read more...

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Menopausal women on hormone therapy shouldn’t stop treatment prior to mammograms


September 29th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that menopausal women on hormone therapy (HT) shouldn't stop their treatment prior to their annual mammogram screenings.Annual mammography screening significantly reduces the breast cancer mortality ... Read more...

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Asian women in New Zealand ignored by Health Ministry


June 6th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 6 (ANI): Asian women in New Zealand have the lowest breast and cervical cancer screening rates in the country, but researchers have now said that they are largely ignored by ... Read more...

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Dietary changes, physical activity keeps cancer at bay


April 13th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Some changes in our diets, more physical activity and weight control could cut down colon and breast cancer cases by over 45 to 38 percent, according to a ... Read more...

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Mammography most effective one year after breast cancer treatment


November 26th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): The recipients of breast cancer therapy may not require a follow-up mammogram until 12 months after radiation, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Sheryl Crow says cancer made her selfish in a good way


October 14th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow has said that the fight with the disease has made her a selfish personin a good way.The 46-year-old singer has claimed that ... Read more...

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Fat injections can give reconstructed breasts smoother, softer appearance


October 9th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that injecting fat after breast reconstruction to correct implant wrinkling or dimpling may be safe and effective to improve breast shape.However, ... Read more...

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Computers as effective as experts in reading mammograms


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 2 (ANI): Computers can read mammograms to spot breast cancer nearly as effective as experts, according to a new study. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Cancer ... Read more...

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New 3D technique for early breast cancer diagnosis developed


September 18th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): An international team of researchers have developed a new X-ray technique that would allow 3D visualizations of the breast and detect tumours at early stages.Researchers revealed that ... Read more...

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