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submitted by: admin on 11/23/2019
According to researchers at the University of California Medical Center, and published in the March issue of Internal Medicine, screening for breast cancer every two years is preferrable to yearly screens when doing mammograms. This was based on a study of 900,000 women. It appears that this applies to women from the age of 50-94. Mammograms picked...
submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
No mainstgream screening test is reliable and they can lead to widespread overtreatment. A positive mammogram leads to too many biopsies, especially in dense breasts. Breast thermography is superior.
submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
Less frequent mammograms for wonem at low risk for breast cancer can be a cost effective way of saving lives. Women with no family history of breast cancer, no previous biopsy and breasts that are not dense need far fewer mammograms than women with these risk factors. For women under the age of 50 without these three risk factors, mammograms are not worthwhile....
submitted by: admin on 09/25/2023
A novel new test is described that has not yet come into clinical practice that takes up a radioactive dye that puts out gamma rays. It is accurate but obviously has dangers related to radiation exposure. This is a potential way of screening women with dense breasts (fibrocystic breasts).
Mammograms are not either an accurate or sensitive test in women with...