American Cancer Society abandons ‘one size fits all’ advice on mammograms

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By Karen Kaplan – Contact Report Los Angeles Times – October 20, 2015 After a thorough review of the benefits and limitations of mammograms, the nation’s top cancer-fighting organization is advising women that they can wait until they are 45 years old to start using the tests to screen for breast cancer. New guidelines from the American Cancer […]

Mass screening for infectious disease containment and pandemic outbreaks: misconceptions

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Author: Dr. Peter Leando American College of Clinical Thermology Inc. (United States) Posted at: Spie Digital Library Manuscript Mass Screening for infectious Disease SPIE 2015 Authors copy SPIE | Proceeding | Mass screening for infectious disease containment and pandemic outbreaks: misconceptions From Conference Volume 9485 Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVII Sheng-Jen (Tony) Hsieh; Joseph N. […]

Topol: Time to End Routine Mammography

Topol: Time to End Routine Mammography

Eric J. Topol, MD May 06, 2015 Mammography Is a Recipe for Net Harm The medical community prides itself on evidence to drive important decision-making. But when the evidence is contrary to entrenched medical practice, it has a hard time coming to terms. Such is the case for mammography recommendations. All of the data now […]

U.S. breast cancer cases to increase 50 percent by 2030: NCI report

U.S. breast cancer cases to increase 50 percent by 2030: NCI report

April 22, 2015 by Lisa Chamoff , DOTmed contributing reporter The number of breast cancer cases in the U.S. will be 50 percent higher in 2030 than it was in 2011, with an estimated 441,000 cases in 15 years, according to new research by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The research, presented this week at […]

USPSTF new breast screening recommendations ‘would result in thousands of breast cancer dea...

USPSTF new breast screening recommendations ‘would result in thousands of breast cancer deaths’: ACR

April 21, 2015 by Lauren Dubinsky , Staff Writer The U.S Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released the draft update for its breast cancer screening recommendations on Monday — but not much has changed from the 2009 recommendations. The recommendations state that women between ages 50 and 74 should only undergo routine biennial screening and […]

Breast Biopsies Leave Room for Doubt, Study Finds

Breast Biopsies

By DENISE GRADY MARCH 17, 2015 Original Link – New York Times Breast biopsies are good at telling the difference between healthy tissue and cancer, but less reliable for identifying more subtle abnormalities, a new study finds. Because of the uncertainty, women whose results fall into the gray zone between normal and malignant — with […]

Mandatory Reporting Of Breast Density In Screening Mammograms. Why The Controversy

Mandatory Reporting Of Breast Density In Screening Mammograms. Why The Controversy

Elaine Schattner www.forbes.com Recently, the Governor of Michigan signed into law a requirement that radiologists inform women if their mammogram reveals dense breasts. The law will take effect on June 1, 2015. With this act, Michigan became the 21st state to enact legislation on mandatory reporting of breast density found in breast cancer screening. The […]

Breast cancer: are men the forgotten victims?

Breast cancer: are men the forgotten victims?

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, cancer charities and organizations around the globe will be “thinking pink.” On October 24th, Breast Cancer Campaign will have their “Wear it Pink” event, in which people all over the US will wear pink clothing to raise awareness of the disease that will be diagnosed in […]

Breast density: over 700,000 UK women living with ‘hidden’ breast cancer risk

Breast density: over 700,000 UK women living with ‘hidden’ breast cancer risk

1 October 2014 Risk Determination and Prevention of Breast Cancer[1], published in the journal Breast Cancer Research, identifies the critical gaps that must be addressed if we are to reverse the increase in breast cancer expected over the next 10 years – and reach a tipping point where more breast cancers will be prevented in […]

Breast Density Inform Inconsistency Delivers Confusion

Breast Density Inform Inconsistency Delivers Confusion

July 17, 2014 This first appeared in the July 2014 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News We have reached the tipping point. We have reached the tipping point. By population, over fifty percent of American women now live in states that require breast density information be provided to them in the letter they receive after […]

Local Clinic to Offer Day of Thermography Breast Screening For Women

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Local clinic in Louisville, KY offers thermography to their clinics.  

From the ED: Breast Cancer Mammograms: Overrated – and Over-diagnosing Women

From the ED: Breast Cancer Mammograms: Overrated – and Over-diagnosing Women

Posted on June 23, 2014 by Caitlin C. Posted at:  Breast Cancer Action Editor’s Note: You may have seen Karuna’s article back in April of this year when it was published in The Guardian. The piece generated a lot of discussion – over 1,000 people shared it on their Facebook page and over 150 people […]

Thermography can detect subtle changes in body

Thermography can detect subtle changes in body

Beth Roessner, The Desert Sun 5:38 p.m. PDT May 28, 2014 Lu Molberg of Palm Springs is a firm believer in alternative medicine. Through research and pursuing treatments that aligned with her beliefs, Molberg became an informed health care consumer. Taking control of her health has been empowering, she said. “You do have to have […]

Minnesota and Rhode Island enact breast density laws

Minnesota and Rhode Island enact breast density laws

May 27, 2014 by Loren Bonner , DOTmed News Online Editor This week, Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed Rhode Island’s breast density inform bill into law, and late last week, Gov. Mark Dayton did the same for Minnesota women. Breast density laws require physicians to inform women if they have dense breasts along with the possible […]

Mammography controversy needs greater participation to inform decisions

Mammography controversy needs greater participation to inform decisions

Wednesday 7 May 2014 – 2am PST Doctors at the World Congress on the Menopause in Cancun, Mexico, have called for any decision to participate in mammography to be a based on an informed choice and consideration of all factors, rather than just be an automatic process. A major session at the World Congress on […]

Gov. Jan Brewer signs Breast Density Law

Gov. Jan Brewer signs Breast Density Law

April 22, 2014 by Loren Bonner , DOTmed News Online Editor Arizona became the fifteenth state to require physicians to inform women if they have dense breasts along with the possible risks that can be present. After legislation was introduced at the request of a diagnostic radiologist in Arizona, and went through the procedural votes […]

Abolishing Mammography Screening Programs? A View from the Swiss Medical Board

Abolishing Mammography Screening Programs? A View from the Swiss Medical Board

Nikola Biller-Andorno, M.D., Ph.D., and Peter Jüni, M.D. April 16, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1401875 In January 2013, the Swiss Medical Board, an independent health technology assessment initiative under the auspices of the Conference of Health Ministers of the Swiss Cantons, the Swiss Medical Association, and the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, was mandated to prepare a review […]

Are the Harms of Mammography Underestimated?

Are the Harms of Mammography Underestimated?

April 08, 2014 By Kristen Fischer More controversy has emerged surrounding mammograms ever since a new report in JAMA recommended that the test be performed based on a woman’s risk and preferences. Dr. Lydia Pace and Dr. Nancy Keating both of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, conducted a systematic review of data spanning 50 […]