Category Archive: Breast Cancer Screening

Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

When I Grow Up

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I absolutely love this advertisement from Kaiser Permanente, encouraging women to get mammograms. “When I Grow Up” was inspired by the unprecedented rates of mammography screenings for women served by Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. Now,… Continue reading

Morgan Pressel fights breast cancer

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Thanks to my friend Lily for bringing my attention to the following story about Morgan Pressel, who is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the LPGA Tour. She is the youngest-ever winner of an… Continue reading

Menstrual cycle affects mammogram sensitivity

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Now here is some interesting and useful advice for us. Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for… Continue reading

Private breast cancer facilities must be licensed

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A recent article in Irish Health highlighted the growing concern about the licensing of private hospitals that treat breast cancer patients. At present there is no licensing legislation in Ireland for private facilities… Continue reading

Breast cancer screening debate

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I am very aware of the debate that has been ongoing among experts about the effectiveness of breast screening and  how this can cause confusion and anxiety for some women. Last year a Danish… Continue reading

Revolution in breast screening on the cards

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Results of research currently being undertaken in Ireland could lead to a simple blood test for breast cancer, writes Dr Muiris Huston in today’s Irish Times. The term paradigm shift may have been overused… Continue reading

At risk women not having mammograms

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Women who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) tend to stop following the recommended guidelines for mammography screening over time, despite the fact that they still have a higher-than-average risk… Continue reading

Childhood cancer survivors at risk of breast cancer

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Although women treated with chest radiation for childhood cancers constitute one of the highest risk populations for breast cancer, they are far less likely to begin receiving early mammograms when they should, say… Continue reading

Younger women delay breast check

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Many women who find a lump in their breast delay seeing a doctor because they believe that only women over 50 or those with a family history develop breast cancer, a new study… Continue reading