Items Tagged ‘mammograms’

April 10, 2013

Mammograms for Older Women May Be Beneficial

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Women 75 and older who skipped mammograms were at an increased risk of dying from breast cancer, suggesting a need for continued screening in this age group, a researcher said here…Sandhya Pruthi, MD, of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said she follows American Cancer Society guidelines that advise no upper limit for women to have […]

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Tags: American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, elderly women, indolent cancer, mammograms, MedPage Today, older women


July 15, 2012

Mammograms Down 6% After Guideline Change

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The number of women in their 40s receiving mammograms dropped nearly 6% the year after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its 2009 breast cancer screening guidelines, new Mayo Clinic research says…The decrease is small but significant, said report co-author Nilay Shah, PhD, assistant professor of health services research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, […]

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Tags: American Medical News, breast cancer screening guidelines, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammograms, U.S. Preventive Task Force


July 6, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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July 6, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlight summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations New […]

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June 27, 2012

US Mammograms Decline After Task Force Recommendation, Mayo Clinic Finds

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Preventive mammography rates in women in their 40s have dropped nearly 6 percent nationwide since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammograms for women in this age group, a Mayo Clinic analysis shows. That represents a small but significant decrease since the controversial guidelines were released, the researchers say…”The 2009 USPSTF […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammograms, Science Codex, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


December 2, 2011

Study Adds Support to Mammograms Starting at Age 40

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In the latest findings to fuel the debate on when to start getting mammograms, new research adds support to those suggesting that annual breast X-rays should begin at age 40… The new findings are unlikely to put an end to the debate, says Edith Perez, MD, a breast cancer specialist at the Mayo Clinic in […]

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January 15, 2010

Mayo Clinic urges women to stick to normal mammogram schedules

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Mayo Clinic is recommending women to continue receiving mammograms beginning at age 40, despite warnings from a federal advisory task force that such screening can be counterproductive and even dangerous…   However, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, director of Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic, said mammograms are still the best screening tool to reduce breast cancer deaths. Additional […]

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November 25, 2009

Breast Wars: It’s Not Just Mammograms

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

In the furor over last week’s recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that women not begin having regular mammograms until they are 50, and then have them every two years from age 50 to 74 rather than annually (with exceptions for women at high-risk for the disease), another of the task force’s findings […]

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Tags: breast cancer screening guidelines, mammograms


November 23, 2009

Both Sides: If clinic is truly science-based, it can’t ignore the facts

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

For months now, Mayo Clinic has led the charge toward reforming health care by encouraging evidence-based medicine. Mayo has argued that it obtains better outcomes for its patients at less cost by using empirically-supported treatments. That is a fancy way of saying that when a Mayo doctor selects a certain treatment, he or she generally […]

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November 20, 2009

Breast Exam Guidelines Raise Furor

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tried to dispel concerns Wednesday that new guidelines on breast-cancer screening threaten insurance coverage for the procedure amid a growing debate about the guidelines among patients, medical professionals and legislators…   Many others disagree with the new guidelines, including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “Every day we […]

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November 20, 2009

Mayo Clinic, Fairview Southdale Hospital reject new guidelines for breast cancer screening

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

An influential federal task force may be discouraging routine breast cancer screenings for women in their 40s, but that doesn’t mean Minnesota doctors are going to change their practices.   Breast clinics at the Mayo Clinic and Fairview Southdale Hospital flatly rejected the recommendations issued Monday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Both will […]

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