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Popular mammography tool not effective for finding invasive breast cancer

Public release date: 27-Jul-2011

Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology is ineffective in finding breast tumors, and appears to increase a woman’s risk of being called back needlessly for additional testing following mammography, a large UC Davis study has found. 484 more words


Here We Go Again: The Great Mammogram Debate

A comprehensive review of 50 year’s worth of international studies assessing the benefits and harms of mammography screening suggests that the benefits of the screening are often overestimated, while harms are underestimated. 710 more words

Breast Cancer

Weekly Round Up

Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. 767 more words


When to change the standard of care: Taking a second look at mammogram recommendations

To say that the issue of breast cancer has become pervasive in our day-to-day lives would probably be a gross understatement — in fact, the concept of breast cancer… 604 more words

Maternal Health

Harms outweigh benefits for women aged 70 and over in national breast cancer screening programs



Extending national breast cancer screening programmes to women over the age of 70 does not result in a decrease in the numbers of cancers detected at advanced stages, according to new research from The Netherlands.

Counter Intuitive - Medical

Finding a New Perspective on Mammograms

Women may know that it’s important to get a mammogram but put it off because they’re too busy or they’re nervous or afraid. Or maybe they don’t realize how important it is. 171 more words