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When Should I Get a Mammogram?

  • 27 March 2019
  • Author: Erma Shaw
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It’s important to understand the nuances of this test, along with your family history, so you can make an informed decision on when to begin testing and how frequently.

One health consideration for all women is when to begin breast cancer screening. The gold standard test for breast cancer is the mammogram. For the uninitiated, mammograms are essentially an x-ray of the breasts taken from different angles and can locate tumors that are not discovered during breast exams.Read More

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US to require breast density information after mammograms

  • 28 March 2019
  • Author: Erma Shaw
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All U.S. women getting mammograms would receive information about breast density, which can sometimes make cancer harder to spot, under a government proposal released Wednesday.

When Should I Get a Mammogram?

  • 27 March 2019
  • Author: Erma Shaw
  • Number of views: 858
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It’s important to understand the nuances of this test, along with your family history, so you can make an informed decision on when to begin testing and how frequently.

You Never Think It Will Happen to You

  • 27 March 2019
  • Author: Erma Shaw
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Regina Groce, a young wife and mother, thought her life was everything it was supposed to be, until a devastating phone call after surgery to remove a lump in her breast revealed she was carrying the BRCA mutation.

FDA warns about robotic devices for mastectomy and other cancer surgeries

  • 18 March 2019
  • Author: Erma Shaw
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The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to patients and doctors considering the use of robotic surgery for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries

Subcutaneous Herceptin OK'd for Breast Cancer

  • 18 March 2019
  • Author: Erma Shaw
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Study found 86% of patients preferred it to IV formulation. The FDA approved a subcutaneous version of trastuzumab (Herceptin) for treating HER2-positive breast cancer on Thursday.

Two randomized trials confirmed the safety and efficacy of the new formulation, which combines the anti-HER2 targeted agent with hyaluronidase, an endoglycosidase, and will be branded Herceptin Hylecta. Read More

 

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