Items Tagged ‘breast density’

October 15, 2018

Personalized screening: finding and treating breast cancer sooner

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on new, individualized approaches to detecting and treating a cancer that affects 1 in 8 American women. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. and her Mayo Clinic colleagues are working to identify the best targeted screening tools and guidelines for women with a higher risk of developing breast […]

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Tags: #breast cancer screening, #dense breast tissue, #Dr. Deborah Rhodes, #Dr. Michael O'Connor, #Dr. Myra Wick, #molecular breast imaging, 3-D mammograms, breast cancer, breast density, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Carrie Hruska, mayo clinic


May 23, 2017

Picture perfect: 3-D mammograms and molecular breast imaging – personalized approaches to breast cancer screening

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

A picture is worth a thousand words. While that saying may be true, for the more than 50 percent of all women who have dense breast tissue, a picture from traditional, 2-D mammography may not tell the full story about whether they have breast cancer. “Breast density is like the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Both […]

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Tags: #breast cancer screening, #dense breast tissue, #Dr. Deborah Rhodes, #MBI, #molecular breast imaging, #personalized therapies, #tomosynthesis, 2-D mammograms, 3-D mammograms, breast cancer, breast density, center for individualized medicine


August 25, 2015

Cost-effective Addition to Mammography in Detecting Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in her life. In all, over 2.8 million women in the U.S. have a history of or are currently being treated for breast cancer. While deaths from breast cancer have been decreasing since 1989, over 40,000 women will die this […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast density, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Carrie Hruska, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


April 21, 2015

The New Breast Exam That Nearly Quadruples Detection

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

Positive news is coming out of Mayo Clinic for women with dense breasts in the constant battle for early detection of breast cancer. A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue. Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast density, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic


Breast Density & Mammography Reporting Act Introduced to Senate & House

August 26, 2014

Breast Density & Mammography Reporting Act Introduced to Senate & House

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Kelly Ayotte have introduced a bill to improve breast cancer detection following a companion bill introduced in the House by Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Steve Israel. Dr. Nancy Cappello, Founder and Director of Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc. and the inspiration behind the first density reporting law in the country reports, “Through […]

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Tags: Breast, breast cancer, breast density, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome science


July 8, 2014

Missouri is 19th State Signing Breast Density Bill into Law

By AJ Montpetit AJ Montpetit

As of today, women in 31 states leave their yearly mammogram appointment without the knowledge of their own breast density number. This single data point is important in tailoring personalized care for each woman, and assisting in possible further preventative care. Are You Dense, Inc. released a press release announcing the passing of the 19th […]

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Tags: Are You Dense, biomarker, biomarkers, breast cancer, breast density, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics


June 5, 2014

Mammography: Just Some of the Facts, Ma’am

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine

  Article Originally Published on HuffingtonPost (Re-Blogged with Author’s Permission) Since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) report on breast cancer screening in 2009, articles about the benefits and harms of mammography screening have accelerated. It is remarkable that a technology that women have counted on for decades for the early detection of breast cancer and its subsequent […]

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Tags: Are You Dense, breast cancer, breast density, breast density law, center for individualized medicine, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, genomic medicine


May 22, 2014

What Happens in Vegas… Is Exposed!

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine

  Article Originally Published on Huffington Post (Re-Blogged with Author’s Permission) One can hardly talk about Las Vegas without including the word “breasts” to describe some of the razzle-dazzle scantily-clad entertainment. Bombarded with busts and breasts before I entered Caesar’s Palace, I marveled at such a perfect setting for the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NBCB) […]

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Tags: Are You Dense, breast cancer, breast density, breast density law, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome


May 8, 2014

Caution: Kitty Litter, Prescription Drugs and Dense Breasts?

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine

  Article Originally Found at Huffington Post (Re-Posted with Author’s Permission) Warning labels — they’re ubiquitous. Whether issued by a manufacturer or a government agency, the vast array of warnings is to educate and protect the consumer from the potential risks of a product. Prescription drug warnings about loose stools, leakages, nosebleeds and “erections that may last […]

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Tags: Are You Dense, breast cancer, breast density, breast density law, center for individualized medicine, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing


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