The Food and Drug Administration approves ABUS, a ultrasound machine that detects tumors in women with dense breast tissue.
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, research conducted by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists along with the American Cancer Society recommends that women start receiving annual or biannual mammograms at age 40, and annually starting at age 50.
Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties will soon get cancer screenings for cervical cancer screenings for women 21 and older, breast cancer screenings for women 40 and older, and colon cancer screenings for men and women over 50.
Breast cancer cases more than doubled around the world in just three decades.
A fresh look at the medical evidence shows women who eat more fiber are less likely to get breast cancer, states Reuters.
Radiologists found tumors at a similar stage and size whether or not they used computer-aided detection software to study mammograms, reports the Los Angeles Times.
A Food and Drug Administration panel’s decision this week to reject the drug Avastin for treatment for breast cancer could mean insurance companies would stop covering its costs for patients who depended on it, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.
A longer study than normal was done on mammography and found the results even more beneficial in saving lives than previously thought.
Women at high risk for breast cancer now have a new option for a prevention drug. Studies show it is safer and more successful than previous medications.