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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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The Never Ending Controversy of Screening Mammography

Published On: |Eric Brown

Well, it seems like this topic is like a cat, having multiple (probably more than nine) lives.  I posted about mammograms, and, the ongoing ‘controversy’ in February, 2014, and, the topic constantly resurfaces: Are mammograms necessary? Are they ‘harmful’? When should we start?  Who should have one and how often? Truths are truths … no […]

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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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Learn More About The BI-RADS System

Published On: |Eric Brown

Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) The American College of Radiology (ACR) came up with a standard way to describe mammogram findings and results. In this system, the results are sorted into categories numbered 0 through 6. This system is called the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS). Having a standard way of […]

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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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