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Computer-aided breast cancer testing fails to deliver strong results
Date: 2011-07-29 14:22:58
Computers have come to play a large role in interpreting breast cancer test results. Many facilities now use this technology to help spot potentially harmful growths in medical images. However, a new study has found that computer-aided breast cancer testing may not deliver better results than simply having a human review the images.... Full Story

Breast density tied to severity of cancer
Date: 2011-07-28 15:01:59
As part of breast cancer testing, doctors should examine the density of the tissue, as this may play a role in determining the type of cancer a woman develops, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.... Full Story

Many doctors ignore breast cancer testing and counseling guidelines
Date: 2011-07-26 15:21:30
Despite the fact that breast cancer testing can play a critical role in diagnosing the condition at a stage when it is still treatable, few doctors report appropriately offering testing and treatment options to their patients based on their individual risk factors, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer.... Full Story

PSA testing may be useful tool in fight against breast cancer
Date: 2011-07-14 15:24:09
The PSA test is one of the most common and effective ways for doctors to diagnose prostate cancer in their patients. But now a group of Chinese researchers believe the same procedure may become a useful tool in detecting breast cancer, as well.... Full Story

Expert reacts to study about importance of breast cancer testing
Date: 2011-07-12 15:00:56
Recently, a team of Swedish researchers found that early and frequent breast cancer testing cuts rates of the disease by up to 31 percent. Experts are saying that the findings of the study are now simply confirming what they have been saying about the importance of cancer testing for years.... Full Story

Health problems increase a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer
Date: 2011-07-01 13:32:24
Older women with certain health problems who receive positive breast cancer tests may be more likely to die, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.... Full Story

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