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Breast Cancer Screening

Anna Almendrala

The Genetic Test That Could Transform Breast Cancer Care

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 10.06.2014 | 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.

Patients Overestimate Benefit of Medical Screening, Study Says

Posted 11.15.2012 | Healthy Living

The debate over whether or not routine screening for cancers is an effective preventive treatment has mostly taken place among professionals and gover...

The New Technology That Could Improve Detection Of Breast Cancer

| Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) The mammograms most women receive are decidedly two-dimensional. An x-ray machine takes ...

Has Breast Cancer Activism Gone Too Far?

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Barron H. Lerner

Ms. Cappello's story is compelling. She is one of a long history of breast cancer activists who have challenged the status quo. But in my opinion, using individual cases to dictate health policy is a dangerous precedent.

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...

Bra Promises To Detect Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

Imagine being able to detect the first signs of breast cancer simply by putting on a bra. For the past 20 years, Lifeline Biotechnologies has been...

A Lifesaving Tip: What to Demand at Your Next Mammogram

Nina Montée Karp | Posted 12.05.2012 | Women
Nina Montée Karp

You'd never drive a car without a seatbelt or bolt across a street without looking both ways, right? These steps help you avoid potentially devastating risks. But did you know that when getting a mammogram, you can do one simple thing that may sidestep a potential side effect?

7 Breast Cancer Breakthroughs That Benefit Black Women

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Black Voices

What a difference a year makes. In 2011 it was estimated that 6,040 black women would die from breast cancer, outpacing their white counterparts in mo...

Breast Cancer Gene Study May Lead To New Treatment, Better Prognosis For Black Women

Posted 09.24.2012 | Black Voices

Just one week shy of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Washington University researchers say they've made major strides in identifying four key forms of ...

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.

Catherine Pearson

Susan G. Komen Accused Of 'Overselling' Mammograms

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

Susan G. Komen For The Cure has misled women about the benefits of mammography, two Dartmouth professors charge in an op-ed published in the British M...

Catherine Pearson

New Study Reports Major Benefit From Breast Cancer Screening

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...