Items Tagged ‘mammogram screening’

July 2, 2012

Changes in Screening Guidelines Lead to 6% Drop in Mammogram Rates, Study Shows

By Mystery User

“This represents a small but significant decrease,” say the Mayo Clinic researchers, because the guideline changes were controversial when they were released…”The 2009 USPSTF guidelines resulted in significant backlash among patients, physicians, and other organizations, prompting many medical societies to release opposing guidelines,” study researcher Nilay Shah, PhD, says in a news release. He is […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammogram, mammogram screening, WebMD


December 29, 2009

Mayo teams with Calif. firm for alternative to mammograms

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic and a California-based medical imaging firm are focusing on an alternative to mammograms to screen for breast cancer.   “We think it has tremendous potential,” says Mayo Clinic physicist Dr. Michael K. O’Connor. “We have been working on this technology since 2002.”   Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Kiger, 12/28/09

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December 10, 2009

Disagreement Over Mammography Task Force Study

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

When a government-appointed panel of experts released new guidelines last month calling for fewer routine mammograms, they were met with public confusion, political outrage, and a media storm that left women and their doctors with conflicting messages…   “It’s a judgment call, really, and the evidence is mixed,” said Heidi Nelson, a professor of surgery […]

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October 22, 2009

Our View — Women need to talk to doctors about screening

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Lots of women right now are understandably confused about when they should get mammograms, a breast cancer screening tool that has been lauded to have saved lives.   A federal task force last week recommended women wait until age 50, rather than the well-established baseline age of 40, to get their first mammogram. It also […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, mammogram screening


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