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Breast Cancer Screening: Of Chances and Choices

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A sardonic insight by Bertrand Russell deftly, if disturbingly, conveys much of what is wrong in the realm of modern health promotion, particularly wh...

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

Fran Visco | Posted 08.25.2016 | 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.

Mammograms Don't Lead To Fewer Deaths, Suggests A New Study

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living

(Updates with comment from study author Charles Harding throughout story.) By Reuters Staff (Reuters Health) - Breast c...

10 Reasons to Be Thankful for Little Boobs

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 06.25.2016 | Women
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Like the curly hair versus straight hair conundrum, women with large breasts wish they had smaller breasts, and women with smaller breasts wish they had larger breasts. But unlike the little boob problems, there are some serious disadvantages of having large boobies.

The Number Needed

Jonathan Talmud | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Talmud

If experience has taught us anything as a species, it's that anecdotal evidence is weak, and when you're playing with people's lives you had better have something to back it up.

Do Screening Mammograms Save Lives?

Victoria Dooley, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Victoria Dooley, M.D.

To declare that screening mammograms have never saved any woman's life, not even one, is just as ridiculous of a claim as stating that all screening mammograms have saved the lives of all women who were ever screened.

Knowledge Is Power: How a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Changed My Life

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Instead of going into something blindfolded, you are able to physically and mentally prepare yourself, be strong, and hope for the best outcome. Knowledge is power.

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...

I Still Recommend Screening Mammograms Annually Starting at Age 40

Victoria Dooley, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Victoria Dooley, M.D.

With the USPSTF's recommendations getting all of the press lately, it is important to know that many professionals still do recommend that screening mammograms start at age 40 and should be performed every year. This is what I recommend in my practice.

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.

Mammography Should Not Wait Until 50

Lindsay Avner | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Avner

In response to the recent United States Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation that restates prior guidelines for all women to receive ma...

The Truth About Mammograms (And Whether You Should Get One)

Posted 04.13.2015 | OWN

Why some women are turning down this potentially lifesaving test. By Laura Beil Caroline Rhoads, 53, has never had a mammogram. When she...

Breast Cancer Screening: Where Are We Now?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Among the more important medical studies reported in recent weeks, even resulting in that rarefied "front page, above the crease" coverage by the New York Times, was a paper in JAMA indicating that the interpretation of breast biopsies is not the infallible gold standard we had hoped.

How To Survive Your Mammogram With A Little Help From Your Friends

Nancy L. Wolf | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Nancy L. Wolf

Men think it is weird when women go to the ladies' room in groups. Men may think it is even weirder that I go with two friends each year to get our mammograms. We call it the "MammoVan." Let me clarify -- the three of us travel together in one car but we have separate mammograms in consecutive appointments.

My First Mammo

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Heather Gillis-Harris

Recently I had my first mammogram. I had heard all the rumors. My "girls" were going to be sandwiched down to pancake-like proportions and I might pass out from pain.

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...

'I'd Be Lucky If I Lost My Breast'

Tammy Bleck | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Three weeks ago, when the threat of breast cancer entered my life, I decided to hang up my blogging hat for a breather. Frankly, I felt everything but witty. The words, large mass on left breast, left me paralyzed with fear. Me, the woman who shrinks from nothing. I panicked.

3 Breast Cancer Survivors: Stories on Faith, Hope and Purpose

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

I was moved to showcase these women in hopes that women would draw strength, courage, and hope from these stories.

Battling Breast Cancer: FDA Focuses on Progress for Patients

Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg

We have made considerable progress, but there is still much to learn about this life-altering disease that affects many Americans. FDA is deeply committed to applying the best available science to develop the best tools, treatments and opportunities for patients, bringing us closer to a cure.

Why Are Black Women Dying of Breast Cancer, Even Though More White Women Are Diagnosed?

Tiffany Denee Jones | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Denee Jones

Statistically, black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, even though more white women are diagnosed with it. Heartbreakingly, one of the reasons for this is fear.

Don't Be Dense: Put Your Breasts on Your To-Do List

Carol Evans | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Evans

I urge you to get informed about your own body and the technology available to you. So many of us make our children, our partners, and our jobs our priority. But today is the day to do something for yourself and get informed about your own health.

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.

Do You Know Your Breast Density?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Owens

Don't be dense about your breast density. While 19 states require your mammogram report to note your breast density, the majority do not. At your next screening, ask a simple question: "Am I dense?"

Breast Density: How to See Clearly Through The Fog

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nikki Weiss-Goldstein

The California legislature passed a law requiring that women who have screening mammograms be informed if they have dense breast tissue. This information is given to raise your awareness and to discuss with your doctor.

These 6 Ways People Are Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month Will Make You Smile

Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and some individuals and organizations are going beyond pink ribbons to embrace out-of-the-box ways to st...