Tag Archive: MRI

Are we too biased toward prophylactic mastectomy?

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I have no idea what it must be like to have to make the decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy, the name given to the  surgery that may be done to remove one… Continue reading

Mother-daughter breast density study

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A unique mother-daughter study that used magnetic resonance to measure breast density in younger women shows that percent of breast water could be linked to the risk of breast cancer in middle age and… Continue reading

Diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer

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A summary of “Diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer, including locally advanced disease—summary of NICE guidance” appears in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).       This is… Continue reading

Patients’ fear should be strongly considered when counseling women at high risk for breast cancer

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Women at increased risk for breast cancer because of the genetic BRCA mutations are more likely to think a prophylactic mastectomy is the best way to reduce their risk for the disease, compared… Continue reading

Role of Breast MRI in Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

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By CancerConsultants.com   According to guidelines published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the addition of high-quality breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to other imaging techniques such as mammography can… Continue reading

The issue of younger women and mammograms

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At a recent conference I attended, a lady raised the question of whether women under 40 should have regular mammograms. It led to a heated discussion with the medical panel, as this lady… Continue reading

Breast cancer risk assessment and prevention must start earlier

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A recent study of risk factors for breast cancer in young women suggests risk assessment and prevention, using techniques that avoid radiation, such as MRI, should start much earlier in life. The study… Continue reading