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Mammograms Don't Have to Be So Terrible, Thanks to This Breakthrough Screening Technology

As far as conversations about your breasts go, cancer screenings aren't exactly the most fun topic. Mammograms are a powerful tool for catching breast cancer early, but they're also, let's be honest, ... read more

Second Opinion: Mammograms

We don't live ... for screening. Abigail Trafford: Dr. Newstead, this may sound naive--but why does the mammogram hurt so much. People have said that if men had to go through this, they'd demand a ... read more

When you need a breast screening, should you get a 3-D mammogram?

"No, thanks, I'd rather have the ... (3-D) mammography, also called digital breast tomosynthesis, to the two-dimensional (2-D) screening women customarily receive. What's not yet clear is whether this ... read more

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New Mammogram Advice Sparks Concerns

A government task force said Monday that most women don't need mammograms ... who may have it in their 40s, so a few people are going to die,"' Smart said. Judy Finley, a flight attendant from Dallas, ... read more

3-D mammography saving lives in breast cancer fight

There has been a breakthrough ... mammogram, not to be confused with a digital mammogram. The technology is expensive and not all providers have it installed. We, as women who care for our families, ... read more

Mammography is 'imperfect' test

Many women feel pressure to get mammograms; it's seen as the ''responsible'' thing to do, Schwartz says. ''Women don't want to (skip screening, then) feel like, 'Now I have this terrible cancer and it ... read more

New Mayo-Franciscan screening method expected to escalate breast cancer detection

“The main breakthrough with the MBI is ... Insurances generally don’t cover MRIs for screening, except with high-risk patients, she said. The MBI is not expected to make mammograms obsolete, ... read more

Mammograms: Not just a pink month thing

In 2000, a great breakthrough in screening for breast cancer came in the form of digital mammograms. We were all amazed at the clarity of this new technology ... them the importance of preventive care ... read more

No excuse not to get mammogram

In other words, thanks to the help of screening mammography, breast cancer is now often curable. 3. I have dense breasts so mammograms don't work on me ... included women with dense breast tissue. New ... read more

Breast cancer survivors complain screening letters force them to relive mastectomy trauma

Breast cancer survivors have complained that screening letters are forcing them to relive the trauma of their battle. Women who have had double mastectomies to remove the disease have said they are ... read more

Mammograms, New and Old

The story, by my colleague Denise Grady, talks about how women who last had a mammogram from traditional X-ray film may receive a call back if their doctor switches to the newer digital technology ... ... read more



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