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Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems. 621 more words


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - Take Advantage of Preventative Health Services


One thing that we learned in medical school was about preventative medicine.   By ordering tests for patients – such as mammogram or colonoscopy – we could screen for cancer and possibly help to catch it at an early stage.   1,383 more words

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Fake 'Boobies Rock!' Founder Ordered To Pay $4M In Fines

DENVER (AP) — A judge has ordered a Colorado man accused of running a fraudulent national breast cancer charity to return $1.89 million in gross receipts and pay $4 million in civil penalties. 91 more words


App Recommendations

Technology is interwoven into almost every aspect of today’s society. It has increased accessibility and convenience in almost every location at the touch of a button. 582 more words


Breast Cancer PSA

Please check out my PSA video regarding breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women in the United States. This is why it is so important that women stay healthy by staying up to date with regular mammograms and self-examinations. 13 more words


Fact or Fiction: What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer screening is an important effort for early detection. However, there are many misconceptions about breast cancer that make women either overly cautious or not cautious enough. 645 more words



(13 Feb)

I put on some lipstick this morning. And I put on my favourite dress (new, not a charity shop number). I have to look my best for one million Australians. 329 more words