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A Call To Continue Free Mammograms

Published On: |Eric Brown

MIKULSKI CALLS ON DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO PROTECT ACCESS TO FREE MAMMOGRAMS FOR WOMEN 40 AND OLDER Currently women aged 40 to 74 are guaranteed an annual free mammogram as result of Senator Mikulski’s ‘Women’s Preventive Health Amendment’ to the Affordable Care Act Draft recommendation by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force threatens […]

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American Cancer Society Got It Wrong

Published On: |Eric Brown

Recently, the American Cancer Society updated their recommendations regarding screening mammography. To summarize I believe that the ACS methodology for their guidelines analysis was excellent. They reviewed both current and old scientific articles, they sought out the opinions of experts in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and they utilized scientific data in their guideline development. However, as […]

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What is all the talk about ‘breast density’?

Published On: |Eric Brown

Michigan became the 21st state to enact breast density inform legislation. Governor Snyder signed Michigan’s breast density inform bill into law (SB 0879) and it becomes effective June, 2015. The first density reporting law was enacted in Connecticut in 2009.  Another eight states are due to introduce density reporting legislation in 2015, according to Are […]

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Breast Self-Exams & Mammograms for Early Cancer Detection

Published On: |Kylie Chin

A breast self-exam is an at-home technique for identifying common symptoms of breast disease. When cancer forms in the breast, it usually appears as a lump or hardened knot — warning signs that can easily be detected by performing monthly self-examinations. The most effective method for identifying breast cancer is a mammogram, an x-ray evaluation […]

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Mammogram Controversy … Or Is It?

Published On: |Kylie Chin

Once again, the controversy regarding the benefit of routine screening mammogram has been pushed to center stage.  Unfortunately, doubt about the value of mammography ripped through the media before serious doubts about the validity of last week’s Canadian National Breast Screening Study (British Journal of Medicine) were properly investigated.  In an environment when unsubstantiated fears […]

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Treating Breast Cancer: Surgery

Published On: |Kylie Chin

There are quite a few breast cancer treatment options and you may feel overwhelmed when initially discussing and weighing decisions with your doctor. While the options will be narrowed by several determining factors (type/stage of cancer, your overall health, and whether the cancer cells are sensitive to hormones) the ultimate decision is largely based on […]

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