breast cancer screenings
Who should get a mammogram? What age should you get your first mammogram? What might be some ways that can lower your risk
Providing Hispanic/Latina Educational Resources For Optimal Breast Health: Honoring My Hispanic Heritage
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Hispanic/Latina women as they are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer compared to the white non-hispanic population.
Being the architect of legislation to include a patient's dense breast tissue, the strongest predictor of mammography missing
Overscreening can have negative consequences for patients.
A woman cannot participate in shared decision making about her values and preferences of screening without weighing the pros and cons of over-diagnosis, false positives and missed positives.
After decades of educating the public about the importance of early detection, the new guidelines are indeed confusing and controversial. In the new guidelines, the recommended age for annual screening mammography was increased from age 40 to age 45 for women "of average risk for breast cancer."
While mammograms may not yet be perfect, screening continues to be important.
I envision a world in which we live without fear of losing our breasts or our lives as a result of what we've eaten, touched or breathed because the environmental causes of breast cancer have been identified and eliminated.
The NFL could play a role in the effort to save lives, perhaps by donating millions to the right kind of research, to true prevention and to figuring out how to stop women and men from dying of breast cancer, or to help the un- and underinsured pay for treatment. Using this incredible platform to help change the conversation to ending breast cancer would be an enormous gif.
In recognition of my 11 years engulfed in patient breast health advocacy, I present 11 Awareness Facts that, at the time of my diagnosis, were unaware to me.
We need to refocus our resources and attention on the two things that really matter: (1) stopping men and women from getting breast cancer in the first place -- primary prevention; and (2) preventing metastasis if they do.
The findings suggest breast cancer screenings lead to overdiagnosis because they mainly catch smaller tumors, the researchers
Decisions about such a personal issue as breast cancer screening must be informed by best evidence and include the patient's risks, her breast tissue composition, and her personal choice and preferences, even if her choices collide with her health care provider's preferences
I feel joy in getting texts to hear that through my advocacy my friends are getting their mammograms and telling their friends
The research was published online on May 1, 2015 in the journal European Radiology. Breast cancer remains the most common
I recently received the following text: "Hi! My friend just came back with a double negative on her breast cancer [test]. What does that mean?" So here's what you need to know about your test results.
Anyone who has followed the so-called "breast cancer screening controversy" knows that the disagreements about whether and when healthy women should get a mammogram are more political than scientific.