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  • Adjunctive Breast Ultrasound Useful for Women at Average Cancer Risk

    https://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=133263 “Adjunctive Breast Ultrasound Useful for Women at Average Cancer Risk” -  Aug. 18th, 2021 August 20, 2021 -- Supplemental ultrasound should be considered as part of the screening protocol for young women with average risk of breast cancer, according to research published August 18 in JAMA Network Open. "These findings suggest…Read more...

  • Mammograms might not detect breast cancer for almost half of all patients

    "Mammograms might not detect breast cancer for almost half of all patients” - August 24th, 2018 Fatty tissue appears on a mammogram dark in colour, while glandular and connective tissue appears similar in colour to possibly cancerous lumps says Professor Bruce Mann from the Breast Cancer Network Australia.  Almost forty…Read more...

  • Women need to be aware of mammography’s harms

    Auntminnie.com “JAMA: Women need to be aware of mammography’s harms” By: Kate Madden Yee - May 1st, 2018 There are benefits and harms of screening mammography, patients and doctors need to take the time to discuss options.  This takes time and resources and often women aren’t aware of the false…Read more...

  • ’Dense Breasts’ Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

    https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2017/02/405711/dense-breasts-eclipse-all-other-known-breast-cancer-risk-factors “’Dense Breasts’ Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors”  By: Suzanne Leigh - February 2nd, 2017 A study done by UC San Francisco studied more than 200,000 women and found that women whose breasts are composed of more glandular tissue opposed to fatty tissue have a higher risk…Read more...

  • Why Women With Dense Breasts May Need More Than Just a Mammogram

    https://www.self.com/story/why-women-with-dense-breasts-may-need-more-than-a-mammogram “Why Women With Dense Breasts May Need More Than Just a Mammogram” by Korin Miller  - November 1st, 2017 Mammograms may not be enough to detect breast cancer in dense breasted patients.  Laura Dean, M.D. a breast radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic states that “It’s really important that supplemental…Read more...

  • When a Mammogram isn’t enough, meet ABUS

    https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/health/breast-cancer/pink-october/2017/10/12/when-mammogram-isnt-enough-meet-abus/751221001/ “When a Mammogram isn’t enough, meet ABUS” By: Becky Johnson - October 12th, 2017 The automated breast ultrasound is a new screening technology that detects cancer in dense breasted patients.  ABUS technology, in clinical trails of dense breasted women, had a 50 percent higher detection rate compared to 3D…Read more...

  • Study shows that automated whole breast ultrasound helps mammography achieve better detection

    https://www.radiologybusiness.com/topics/care-delivery/when-screening-high-risk-patients-automated-whole-breast-ultrasound-and “When Screening high-risk patients, automated whole-breast ultrasound and mammography is superior to mammography alone”  By: Michael Walter   August 2nd, 2017 When treating patients who are at high risk for breast cancer or have dense breasts both mammography and ultrasound are best to find and treat cancer.  Though getting either…Read more...

  • ARRS: Don’t underestimate breast ultrasound in cancer arsenal

    Auntminnie.com “ARRS: Don’t underestimate breast US in cancer arsenal” By: Kate Madden Yee  May 3rd, 2017 For women with extremely dense breasts, ultrasound is still the best screening tool out there even though there are more fancy options.  A study done by Dr. Georgia Giakoumis-Spear of NorthShore University HealthSystem found…Read more...

  • The Problem with Mammograms

    In 2009, Hallie Leighton received “normal” results from a mammogram.  In 2010 she was diagnosed with cancer and also told it was there in 2009, at this point it was Stage 4.  She passed away in 2013.  Every women in her family had been diagnosed with breast cancer, prompting her…Read more...

  • What Women Need to Know About Dense Breast Tissue and Cancer

      More than 40 percent of women have dense breast tissue, which simply means their breasts have more glandular and fibrous tissue.  Due to this it becomes more difficult to see cancer on a mammogram as cancer shows up white and the dense tissue is also white.  Think trying to…Read more...