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Mammograms For Dying Patients?

You read that right. A recently conducted poll found that 48 percent of doctors would recommend a screening mammogram to a woman with terminal lung cancer! That’s despite the fact that the average life expectancy with the disease is about 10 months. What’s more, if breast cancer was found in a woman with terminal lung […]

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Get A Second Opinion if You’re Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Most women probably don’t know that it’s the radiologist and pathologist that make the call whether they have cancer or not. In 2006 the Komen Foundation released a study that estimated that in 90,000 cases, women who receive a diagnosis of noninvasive or invasive breast cancer either did not have the disease or their an […]

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Breast Cancer Alert

The FDA posts on its guidelines the “Mammography Quality Standards Act” which require radiologists to have interpreted at least 40 mammograms per month over a 2 year period to be qualified to read and interpret mammograms. According to studies cited by the New York Times, “doctors need to read at least 2500 films a year […]

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An Option For Women At Increased Risk For Breast Cancer

If you are at high risk for developing breast cancer there is an option you might want to consider that greatly reduces your risk. Your risk of developing breast cancer is high if you are over 60, have a first degree relative who has had diabetes, or have had a prior breast biopsy, especially if […]

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Mammography Screening is Front and Center, Again

The controversy over screening women for breast cancer continued today with reports suggesting annual screening before 50 years of age may prevent advanced breast cancer. The data showed that women who forgo annual mammograms were more likely to find cancer at an advanced stage. The USPSTF started the controversy when they came out with their […]

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