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Mammogram Guidelines

Why Don't Women Get the Truth About Mammograms?

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

Like forecasting, breast cancer screening and diagnosis aren't perfect -- especially in younger women. But that alone shouldn't lead us to stop using them. I, for one, would hate to get caught unaware in that storm.

The "Expertise Fallacy" and Cancer Screening Recommendations

Dr. Paul Marantz | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul Marantz

There is a pernicious aspect of this "expertise fallacy": once you understand that patient-level experience cannot provide useful information to assess screening, it becomes clear that clinical experience tends to provide misleading information. Among the many reasons for this:

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."

New Mammogram Guideline: A Glimpse at the Future of Personalized Medicine

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

I am excited about the new recommendations simply because they indirectly acknowledge a simple fact. We are all unique -- not one of us mirrors the chemistry, the biology, the genetics or the lifestyle of our sisters.

The New Mammography Guidelines: How to Make Sense of It All

Marc Hurlbert, PhD | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Marc Hurlbert, PhD

While mammograms may not yet be perfect, screening continues to be important.

Jonathan Cohn

Sandra Lee Wants Young Women To Get Mammograms. Should They? | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

Sandra Lee, the celebrity chef and author, announced Tuesday that she has breast cancer. She did so during a tearful, emotionally powerful interview o...

USPSTF Draft Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Don't Go Far Enough

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Karuna Jaggar

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.

Why Breast Cancer Awareness Is A Lot More Than Just 'Thinking Pink'

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

While seeing breast cancer awareness raised to 21st century levels of conscience is truly a wonderful thing ... it is not enough.

Know Your Risk: Breast Cancer, Family History and Testing BRCA Negative

Samantha Golkin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Samantha Golkin

It was knowing my risks and being vigilant that saved me from the spread of breast cancer, saved me from extensive treatments and saved my life.

Early Detection Does Not Save Lives

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

This conclusion demands a radical re-thinking of the tenets of the breast cancer awareness movement. Mammograms don't solve the fact that around 30 percent of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will develop metastatic disease, often after the mythical five year mark, and die from breast cancer.

Catherine Pearson

Are Young Women Rejecting Mammogram Guidelines? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.19.2013 | Women

It has been more than three years since a high-profile medical task force issued controversial guidelines saying that most women age 40 to 49 should n...

Mammograms Every Other Year Don't Raise Advanced Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, March 18 (Reuters) - In the latest installment in the mammogram debate, a new study finds that getting a...

New Study May Change How You Feel About Mammograms

Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty

When it comes to detecting breast cancer, no one disagrees that mammograms -- x-ray imagining of breasts -- are an important tool for finding changes ...

How to Know Your Breast Cancer Risk

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Talk with your doctor about the Gail Model and find out what your level of risk for breast cancer is. And get a mammogram.

Mammogram vs. Ultrasound: Which Is More Effective?

Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

In what's being touted as the largest analysis of breast cancer screening methods for women under the age of 40, researchers at the Seattle Cancer Car...

Do You Get Mammograms? (POLL)

Posted 10.17.2012 | MarloThomas

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6 Essential Questions About Breast Cancer Screening

Barbara Dehn | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

How many of you are confused by the seemingly endless rounds of recommendations about breast cancer screenings? I know that I am, and so this post is designed to help answer six essential questions that will help you decide what to do about breast cancer screening.

Real Test for Obamacare Now Begins

Jim Jaffe | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Most people are satisfied with the care they're getting and don't want it compromised as part of an effort they perceive as broken.

Catherine Pearson

New Study Reports Major Benefit From Breast Cancer Screening | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Regular mammography screening may reduce women's risk of dying from breast cancer by half, according to a new study from the Netherlands. The decrease...

Catherine Pearson

Breast Cancer Deaths Down, But Decline Slower For Poor Women | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living

Breast cancer deaths have dropped steadily since 1990, but they have declined at slower rates among women living in poor areas, according to a new rep...

New Research: Mammograms Under 50 If Breast Cancer Runs In The Family

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON — Women in their 40s with a moderate family risk of breast cancer should get yearly mammograms, a new study suggests. Though such testin...

Why I'm Not Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fran Visco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

This is the 25th breast cancer awareness month. We are being asked to celebrate that fact -- which is symptomatic of the problem. Why do we try so hard to make breast cancer palatable, comfortable, pink?

Mammography's Income Gradient

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Women with more money are healthier, generally, and new data from the CDC shows a strong relationship between income and regular mammography for women over age 49.

The Great Mammography Debate: "Peace of Mind" Or "Power Of Me?" What Kind Of Person Are You?

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

The new task force recommendations on mammograms are not a blanket, one-size-fits-all prescription for every woman. Guidelines should never replace a dialogue with your own doctor that considers individual risk.

Dead Moms Everywhere -- That's What Postponing Mammograms Means

Jenny Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenny Block

My mother would be dead. There's nothing complicated about it. She would be dead if she had not gone in to have her routine mammogram at age 45.