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Up Close: Breast imaging

Radiologist Amina Akhtar, MD, works from a bank of monitors to analyze mammography images at the Wellspring Breast Care Center at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus. 67 more words

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Approaching my two-year milestone with mixed emotions

The highest risk of recurrence for women who’ve had breast cancer is during the first two years following treatment so it’s clearly a big deal that I’m approaching the two-year mark. 905 more words


Smart Curve Makes For More Comfortable Mammograms

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mammograms are proven life-savers, detecting breast cancer at early, treatable stages.

But some women find getting a mammogram to be very uncomfortable, even painful. 327 more words


Mammograms Lead To Invalid Diagnoses, Cause Harm

The global juggernaut of unremitting and unapologetic breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment persists. 

As we have recently reported on, high gravitas journals such as BMJ have begun to publish studies indicating that ‘cancer screening has never saved lives,’ 714 more words


Mental Meanderings about the Mammary Glands

Today’s Monday Mental Meanderings is in the nature of a Public Service Announcement, with an added attraction for those of you who like to point and laugh at others’ discomfort (you know who you are).  464 more words


A Better Mammogram: Huge Study Putting 3-D Scans To The Test

WASHINGTON (AP) — A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray — and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer. 824 more words

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