Primary care docs vexed by managing abnormal cancer screens
September 30, 2022 -- Primary care practitioners (PCPs) are frustrated and dissatisfied with the process of following up on abnormal findings on cancer screening exams, including mammography studies, a study published September 30 in JAMA Network Open found. Read More
Is screening breast MRI needed for women with high-risk lesions?
September 30, 2022 -- A new study suggests that breast MRI may not be useful in screening women with certain types of high-risk breast lesions. The authors recommend using mammography instead, in a September 28 study in Annals of Surgical Oncology. Read More
Palpable breast lumps more common in younger Black, Hispanic women
September 30, 2022 -- Younger Black and Hispanic women are more likely to present with a palpable breast lump than their older counterparts, according to research published September 24 in Clinical Imaging, a finding that may be due to their not undergoing breast screening. Read More
Education group celebrates World Dense Breast Day
September 28, 2022 -- The inaugural World Dense Breast Day aims to increase awareness about breast density as a risk factor in developing breast cancer. Read More
High social vulnerability means less breast cancer screening
September 27, 2022 -- U.S. counties with higher social vulnerability had lower rates of compliance with breast cancer screening guidelines recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), as well as other cancers, a study published September 27 in JAMA Network Open found. Read More
Hispanic women more likely to have annual breast cancer screening
September 21, 2022 -- Hispanic women are more likely to have annual breast cancer screening despite having lower overall risk of developing cancer and guidelines suggesting biennial screening, a study published September 20 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has found. Read More
DBT-guided breast biopsy more comfortable for patients
September 15, 2022 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)-guided biopsy can help reduce patient discomfort and radiation exposure when it comes to suspicious breast calcifications, a study published September 14 in the American Journal of Roentgenology found. Read More
Could radiographers help with double reading of mammography?
September 14, 2022 -- In countries with workforce constraints, could radiographers help with double reading of mammograms? British researchers believe they can, and say their results support the use of physician extenders for breast screening, according to a September 13 study in Radiology. Read More
'Pink October' gets women to breast screening in Brazil
September 13, 2022 -- Are public awareness campaigns truly effective in getting women to attend breast screening? Experience from Brazil suggests they are, as the country's "Pink October" campaign grew mammography screening volumes by up to 39%, a Brazilian study has found. Read More
Many women don't see disruption from pandemic on breast screening
September 8, 2022 -- Most women in the U.S. don't believe they've experienced healthcare disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic -- despite the documented decline in mammography screening rates, a study published September 6 in Preventive Medicine Reports found. Read More
Special Feature
Should breast ultrasound scans after COVID vaccines be postponed?

When using ultrasound to follow up on suspicious breast masses in patients who just got a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, it may be wise to postpone scans to between 12 and 16 weeks to reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read more

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