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Digital mammo market could top $1.3B in 2017. The global market for full-field digital mammography (FFDM) could expand at a compound annual growth rate of 8% over the next five years.
Breast Cancer and Heart Disease May Have Common Roots. Women who are at risk for breast cancer may also be at greater risk for heart disease.
Dietary fiber and breast cancer risk: Evidence from case-control studies suggest that dietary fiber may be inversely related to breast cancer risk, but it is unclear if this is supported by prospective data.
Breast Tomosynthesis - One Practice's Experience. In this podcast, Stephen Rose, MD, president and CEO of Houston Breast Imaging and a principal investigator of the 3-D tomosynthesis clinical trials in 2010, discusses the benefits of the new technology and what his practice learned when implementing the screening program.
Most Screen-Detected Breast Cancers Are Low Risk. There has been a significant increase in "low-risk" and "ultra-low-risk" breast cancers among women 49 to 60 years of age in the era of population-wide mammography screening.
Yoga Helps Breast Cancer Survivors With Fatigue. About one third of breast cancer survivors have fatigue that can affect their quality of life, but a small new study finds that doing yoga might help restore some lost energy.
Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Lack Knowledge; May Not Receive Treatment They Prefer
Parabens in Breast Tissue Not Limited to Women Who Have Used Underarm Products. New research into the potential link between parabens and breast cancer has found traces of the chemicals in breast tissue samples from all of the women in the study.
Starch Intake May Influence Risk for Breast Cancer Recurrence. Researchers have linked increased starch intake to a greater risk for breast cancer recurrence.
Does a BRCA Mutation in the Family Increase Cancer Risk?
More Medicare beneficiaries getting breast cancer screening. Recent studies have documented a drop in mammography screening rates in the U.S., but the trend doesn't appear to extend to women in the Medicare system.
Breast, detector size mismatch leads to higher radiation dose. Using a full-field digital mammography system with small detectors to image women with large breasts can result in nearly 50% higher radiation dose compared to imaging women whose breasts are a better match for the detector.
Breast implant scandal shows regulators in the dark. Long before the latest global breast implant scare, American health officials were toying with the idea of building a registry that would track patients with implants.
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