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Mammograms might be helpful. Even for women in their 40s. But maybe not every year. Even for those in their 50s. Got it now? No. Women are entirely confused, though researchers raise legitimate issues about the value of annual mammograms, especially...
Re “Breast practices,” Opinion, Feb. 21 I have no genetic markers for breast cancer and no outstanding risks. I am an average female. Yet it is due to a couple of routine mammograms that I am here. I went in on two-year intervals, and...
It’s been three years since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force launched the mammography wars with its controversial recommendation that most women get fewer of the breast cancer screening exams -- one every other year between the ages of 50 and...
There is growing evidence that screening mammograms aren't all they've been cracked up to be. This month it was "More mammograms, more problems" — a study showing that screening every year (instead of every other) didn't produce any benefit but...
A new genetic test may help determine whether a small tumor in the breast is likely to turn in to full-blown breast cancer, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The small tumor, called a ductal...
The American Cancer Society advises all women over 40 to get a mammogram once a year to screen for signs of breast cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a panel of experts that advises the federal government on health matters, says most women...
Re "Study faults breast cancer exams," Nov. 22 So a study of numbers and percentages decides that routine mammograms are probably not financially worth it? What about a study of lives saved, hope restored and loved ones still together? My cancer was...
Tags: Medical Research, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy
Cancer is running out of places to hide. A new blood test can ferret out a single cancer cell tucked away among a billion healthy cells. Radiologists are using crystal-clear 3-D mammograms to find suspicious spots and lumps that they never could have seen...
Tags: Blood, Medical Research, X-rays, Radiology, Chemotherapy
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWhen my family doctor called five years ago with the news that my PSA levels had spiked, I hung up the phone and did what all of us do. I panicked. I thought, "So this is how I'm going to die." Then came the delayed second reaction: This can't be right!...
Opinion L.A.The Susan G. Komen for the Cure folks are terrific at publicity. Most of the time, anyway. They have bathed the fight against breast cancer in a pink glow, bringing in loads of positive press for their runs for the......
PolitiCalState Sen. Joseph Simitian (D-Palo Alto) is resurrecting a bill to strengthen breast cancer screenings after it was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year. The legislation would require patients to be told if they have dense breast tissue, which......
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