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"Mamm"Mammography for Younger Women Means Better Prognosis" Women between the ages of 40 and 49 years who are diagnosed with breast cancer detected by mammography have a better prognosis than women whose breast cancer was found by themselves or their doctors. This is according to results of a study published int hejournal Radiology.
"Saturday Mroning Mammos "Saturday Morning Mammos" Mammograms are available the second Saturday of every month in 2012 from 8:00am - 12:00pm. Come get your digital screening mammogram done in a relaxed and friendly environment. To schedule your appointment please call 733-7226. A referral script from your provider is required. Flyer
"ACOG Statement: Begin Annual Mammograms at Age 40 Years"
July 25, 2011: MedScape Education - Breast cancer accounts for 27% of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in women, and a woman's lifetimie risk is 1 in 8. Breast imaging, self-examination, and clinical breast examination are methods of breast cancer screening, but the frequency and type of screening have been controversial. This is a review of breast cancer screening guidelines and controversies surrounding screening developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Read More
"Radiology: Mammo screening saves lives, 29-year study shows"
June 28, 2011: Radiology - Screening women with mammography provides a highly significant reduction in breast cancer -specific mortality, with the initial 30 percent mortality reduction among 40- to 70-year-old women invited to screening sustained over the long term, according to a study published in the July edition of Radiology. The researchers emphasized the need for long-term follow-up to accurately gauge the mortality benefits of screening. Read More
"Thermography Not an Alternative to Mammography"
June 3, 2011: MedScape - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that thermography - the use of infrared cameras to measure heat and blood flow near the body's surface - is not a substitute for mammography. Read More
"Adjunctive Breast Imaging Tests under Investigation"
1) Radiation, Risks Are Focus of Breast Screening Studies
August 24, 2010: New York Times - A single breast-specific gamma imaging or positron emission mammography exam exposes patients to a risk of radiation-induced canceer that is comparable to the risk from an entire lifetime of yearly mammogram starting at 40, according to Dr. Hendrick's study. While digital mammography has an average lifetime risk of inducing 1.3 fatal breast cancers per 100,000 women aged 40, and the lifetime risk of a single P.E.M. was 23 times greater. Moreover, mammography only increases a woman's risk for breast cancer while B.S.G.I. and P.E.M. increase the risk of cancer in other organs, such as the intestines, kidneys, bladder, gallbladder, uterus, ovaries and colon, the study said. Read More
2) Ultrasound Combined with Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening: Results of a Single Annual Screening Exam
American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) - This study was designed to compare the combination of mammography and physician-performed screening breast ultrasound to mammography alone for the detection of breast cance in women with dense breasts and at increased risk for breast cancer. Eligible participants were 25 years of age or older with at least heterogeneously dense breasts, meaning 51 percent or more of the breast tissue is dense. Read More
United State Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) Screening Mammography Recommendations: Science Ignored.
August 24, 2010: PubMed - The purpose of this article is to examine the scientific evidence considered by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) in recommending against screening mammography in women 40-49 years old and against annual screening mammography in women 50 and older. Read More
New Report Finds Nearly Half of States Falling Short on Policies to Prevent and Fight Cancer
JULY 28, 2010: WASHINGTON DC - Nearly half of all states are falling short on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). However, despite budget crises in several states, some state lawmakers still made positive progress in the fight against a disease that will kill an estimated 569,000 people in the United States this year.
The new report, How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, was released today at the National Conference of State Legislatures annual meeting in Louisville, KY. The report finds that 23 states have reached benchmarks on none or only one of the six legislative priority areas measured by ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society. No state has met all of the benchmarks for effective cancer-fighting policies. Read More
Radiology Ltd. Sponsors Breast Cancer Prevention, Mammogram Resource Information, Survivor Testimonials at ScreeningsforLife.com
MAY 18, 2010: TUCSON, AZ – Regular mammograms can reduce breast cancer deaths by more than 30 percent. Yet, fewer women are scheduling their annual mammograms than five years ago, even though most insurance carriers cover the cost of these exams.
To combat this life-threatening trend, diagnostic imaging service provider Radiology Ltd. is sponsoring “ScreeningsforLife.com” a comprehensive, online resource aimed at increasing the understanding of the importance of breast cancer screening. ScreeningsforLife.com, which launches today, May 18, will be complemented by brochures, mailings, radio spots and outdoor advertising. Read More
Senate Minority Deputy Whip Demands HHS Remove all Support for Discredited USPSTF Mammography Recommendations
MAY 11, 2010: WASHINGTON, DC – The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauds Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) for his recent letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius demanding that, in compliance with recently passed health care reform legislation, HHS immediately remove from all HHS sponsored web sites and materials any references to the discredited and potentially deadly November 2009 U.S. Preventative Services Task Force mammography recommendations. Section 2713 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act effectively requires the federal government to set aside the November 2009 USPSTF recommendations related to breast cancer and mammography. Read More
Radiology Ltd.’s Women’s Centers—Only Imaging Centers in Tucson and Southern Arizona Deemed “Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence” by American College of Radiology (ACR)
NOV 11, 2009: TUCSON, AZ—Radiology Ltd. is proud that the American College of Radiology (ACR) has accredited Radiology Ltd. Wilmot Center for Women's Imaging and Radiology Ltd. La Cholla Center for Women's Imaging as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence and that both Women’s Centers are also the only ACR-accredited Imaging Centers in Tucson and Southern Arizona in both Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy. Read More
Radiology Ltd. is involved in October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Community Involvement/Sponsorship, Breast Imaging and Interventional Radiologists Available for Interviews/Demonstrations
OCT 7, 2009: TUCSON, AZ – Radiology Ltd. is proud to be making a difference in our southern Arizona community – at the company level via a sponsorship and a golf tournament, and at the grassroots, employee level. Radiology Ltd. would be happy to make one of our Radiologists, specialists in their area of expertise such as breast imaging and intervention, available for interviews and demonstrations of our women’s services imaging, in connection with your stories about breast cancer awareness month – this month, October. These Radiologists are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease, including, and most prevalently, breast cancer. They provide expert interpretation in mammography, as well as ultrasound and MRI of the breast. Many also have extensive experience in image-guided biopsy procedures. Read More
Mammo screening reduces breast cancer mortality by almost half
Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com staff writer
December 6, 2011 -- Women who receive at least three screening mammograms have a 49% lower risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a new study released online today in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Read More