Top News: #BreastCancer

Here are the top read news for #BreastCancer:

ultrasound-imaging_custom-f9e9dfcc39627d7cf11f3bd7995822f938c28ead-s800-c85Do You Need Extra Screening For Breast Cancer? The Picture Is Blurry:

Mammography can prevent deaths from breast cancer, but it’s not a perfect test. It misses some cancers, especially in women with dense breast tissue, and flags abnormalities for follow-up tests that turn out to be benign, among other issues. So there’s a lot of interest in additional tests that might make screening more accurate in women who have dense breasts. Many of those women may be wondering about extra screening after receiving notification letters saying that their mammogram was clean, but that their dense breasts put them at higher risk of cancer: Read more


news-banner-r-breast-cancerBreast density matters in detection of breast cancer:

“Breast cancer is more likely to develop in women with dense breast tissue, but not many women know if they have dense breast tissue. We believe it’s important to inform women about breast density so they can make the right choices for their health.” On a mammogram, breast density is shown as white and bright regions. But unfortunately, potential tumours are also shown as white and bright on a mammogram. “With the technology currently available, it is harder to see tumours in breasts with denser tissue on a mammogram. The danger is that these women are at risk of having tumours missed at the time of screening,” Associate Professor Ingman says: Read more


shutterstock_130569779Breast cancer screening could be better and less painful:

The breast cancer screening tests offered to women may in many cases be unnecessarily painful. New research from Lund University in Sweden shows that strong compression of the breast during mammography screening does not automatically lead to a better basis for diagnosis: Read more



ct-breast-cancer-pregnant1-jpg-20160926Pregnant women with breast cancer can be treated successfully:

Terminating pregnancies was encouraged in the past for women who were diagnosed with cancer. It’s been learned that termination does not improve a mother’s chance of surviving cancer, however, and no evidence exists to indicate that a mother’s cancer harms a baby in utero. Certain treatments can cause harm, but with physicians who have experience in treating pregnant women with breast cancer, individually designed plans of action can successfully treat cancer while keeping the baby healthy: Read more


09_28_16simmonssmFreezing Technique is an Effective Alternative to Lumpectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer, Study Finds:

In cryoablation, doctors use ultrasound imaging to insert a thin, needle-like device into the patient’s tumor. Once inside, the device emits liquid nitrogen, which freezes and destroys the cancerous tissue. The technique can be performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia, and has been used for many years to treat cancers of the liver, lung and kidney, as well as noncancerous breast tumors, known as fibroadenomas. Physicians have only recently begun using it for early-stage breast cancer, which is traditionally treated by a combination of radiation and surgery: Read more