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Desiree vs. Cancer Gene

A couple of months ago, I lost a high school friend to cancer.  She left behind a 3 year-old little boy which, needless to say, broke my heart as the mother of two young boys.  359 more words


New tool for breast cancer screening at Leamington hospital

The Leamington District Memorial Hospital has expanded its mammography program to include 3D tomosynthesis.

The hospital is the first in the Erie-St. Clair Local Health Integration Network and one of only a few hospitals in Ontario to offer 3D tomosynthesis in addition to digital mammography. 168 more words



Yesterday marked the start of what will now be my annual ritual of breast cancer screening.  I feel privileged to be in a position that allows me free access to these services 30 years early than the rest of the population, however the experience made the risk seem very real. 519 more words


Expert panel: Mammograms are most worth it for certain women

(KRON) A new, international panel of experts has studied the most recent evidence on mammograms to screen for breast cancer and says they do the most good for women in their 50s and 60s. 319 more words


Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What’s the best colon check?

Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. 684 more words


Why Women With Dense Breasts May Not Need More Screening

For several years now, there been a growing push to advise women with dense breast tissue to get more than just an annual mammogram. And there’s good reason for it—studies show that dense breast tissue can mask small potential tumors on a mammography image, and dense breast tissue may also be a risk factor for breast cancer. 546 more words

TV food star Sandra Lee says she has breast cancer

ALBANY, N.Y. (KRON) — Food Network television star Sandra Lee announced Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will soon undergo a double mastectomy. 241 more words