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Mammogram Guidelines

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

Catherine Pearson

Breast Cancer Deaths Down, But Decline Slower For Poor Women

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

How Does It Feel To Be Told You Can't Have A Test?

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

America, how does it feel to wake up and learn that you can't have healthcare tests that you think you or your loved one needs?

A Mammogram DIDN'T Save My Life

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

At 35, I had my first mammogram. It was clean as a whistle. At 36, I was diagnosed with three cancerous tumors in my right breast, two of which were larger than 2.5 centimeters.

The Problem Isn't the Recommendation, It's How We React to It.

Aaron E. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron E. Carroll

Mammograms weren't outlawed. They weren't taken away. No one's insurance stopped covering them. It's just a recommendation.

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.

Steve Martin and the Latest Mammography Recommendations

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

The recent recommendation that women should no longer routinely start getting screening for mammograms at age 40 is the latest example of a time-honored tradition of doctors changing their minds.

Give Thanks To Kathleen Sebelius For Saving 47,000 Women From Death By Cost-Benefit Analysis

George Lakoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Lakoff

When arithmetic is added to mammogram statistics, it yields a clear case of a low probability event with major life-and-death consequences for tens of thousands of people.

Doctors Answer Mammogram Concerns

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

In light of the new breast cancer screening guidelines, I asked two experts on the front lines of patient care to join me in a live webcast to provide some perspective.

Mammogram Age Pushed Back To 50

AP | RONI CARYN RABIN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP)- Most women don't need a mammogram in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50, a government task force said Monday. ...

What Is A Woman To Do?

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dora Levy Mossanen

Is the recent government panel ruling changing the recommendations for mammograms similar to that hormone therapy controversy several years back? With things always changing, what are we to do?