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Breast Cancer Screening

Deadpool Urges You To Touch Yourself In Witty Cancer Screening PSAs

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Entertainment

He may be known for having one twisted sense of humor, but even Deadpool knows that cancer's no joke. The Marvel Comic antihero and star of the upcomi...

Here's How U.S. Mammogram Guidelines Are Changing

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living

When should you consider getting screened for breast cancer? The answer depends on who you ask. New breast cancer screening guidelines from the U.S. P...

Cancer Screening Recommendations and The "Expertise Fallacy"

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Paul Marantz, M.D., M.P.H. The American Cancer Society (ACS), an advocacy organization that has fairly recently (and very positively) taken a more...

Breast Cancer: To Screen or Not to Screen, That Is the Question

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Or perhaps rather than paraphrasing Shakespeare, we should ask, "When Should We Screen?" As evidenced by my patients' questions in my clinical office,...

Too Young for a Mammogram? Too Average? The Discussion Continues

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Women
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

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."

U.S. Breast Cancer Guidelines Catch Up With The Rest Of The World

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Women should begin screenings for breast cancer at 45, rather than 40, and should get yearly screenings only for the first decade, according to new ma...

We Seek Comfort in October, but What Are We Doing to Stop Breast Cancer?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Jeanne Rizzo

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Learning From Jackie Collins' Death

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. What better time to honor the courage of Jackie Collins' fight against breast cancer than to look at some of...

New Studies for an Old Story: Mammography Screening Isn't Saving Lives

Fran Visco | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

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.

Ockham's Razor Revisited: A Tale of Two Screening Mammography Trials

H. Gilbert Welch | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
H. Gilbert Welch

Ockham's razor -- namely, that all other things being equal, simpler explanations are generally better than more complex ones -- has had a longstandin...

The Myths That Keep Women From Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Misconceptions may be keeping many women from getting breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, ev...

Anna Almendrala

The Genetic Test That Could Transform Breast Cancer Care | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Breast cancer prevention usually starts with breast self-exams in your 20s and progresses to yearly mammograms in your 40s. But if genome sequenci...

The History Of The Mammogram [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted 06.10.2015 | Women

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've partnered with the makers of Genius 3D Mammography to celebrate the mammogram's role in the early det...

Listen Up, Guys: You Can Get Breast Cancer, Too

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Men may not realize it, but they can get breast cancer, too. In a HuffPost Live conversation on Wednesday, Dr. Mark David Pearlman explained that ...

Mammography: Just Some of the Facts, Ma'am

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Physicians have an ethical responsibility to truthfully communicate the current scientific facts with their patients. Additionally, they need to listen to and respect patients' preferences even when it may collide with their own preferences.

What Happens in Vegas... Is Exposed!

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

One can hardly talk about Las Vegas without including the word "breasts" to describe some of the razzle-dazzle scantily-clad entertainment. Bombarded...

Caution: Kitty Litter, Prescription Drugs and Dense Breasts?

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

My advanced diagnosis within weeks of a normal mammography result is not an isolated incident. It is unconscionable to withhold dense breast tissue from the 40 percent of women who have it.

Should I Get a Mammogram? What Are Women Supposed to Do?

Fran Visco | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

All of the scientific evidence points to that strategy being more effective than a ritual search for cancer through breast self examination and mandatory annual mammography. It is time to move forward, for women's sake.

Study Suggests Annual Mammograms Are Hurting Women's Healthcare

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

In contrast to the breast cancer screen recommendations from the American Cancer Society that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40, a ne...

Women, Breast Cancer and Finding a Cure

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

Maybe the race for a cure really isn't a race at all. Maybe it's an invitation to stop. I stopped. I stopped and felt thankful for the people in my life, where I live, and how we live.

New Study Finds Most Breast Cancer Deaths Happen in Women Who Don't Get Screened -- Should You Care?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

An intriguing new study found that the vast majority of deaths from breast cancer occur among women who didn't have routine mammography. The paper's method is flawed, and conclusions limited. But sometimes an imperfect study can hint at real insights.

Mammography: A Limited Tool for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Mammography will remain a controversial issue because it is an imperfect tool involving ionizing radiation. Let's move beyond this method that is decades old and move forward with an early detection method for breast cancer that will not increase a women's cancer risk at all.

40 Years Later, Relearning That Sometimes Less Is More in Breast Cancer

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Karuna Jaggar

Given the toll treatment can take, every woman should be able to make her own decisions about her health care based on her values and priorities -- and to do so women need access to independent evidence-based data to inform their decisions.

'Who Are You To Judge Me For It?'

Eva Moon | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

Who is the real you? The happy, focused, vital woman who made the drastic choice to "mutilate herself" and then move on? Or the physically intact, "natural" woman who lives in dread of the next round of surveillance?

The Mammography Muddle

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Mammography specifically, and cancer screening in general, is often something of a muddle. We should acknowledge the trade-offs, work toward better screening methods, and in the interim -- muddle through.