Efficacy of a Simple, Low-Cost Educational Intervention in Improving Knowledge About Risks and Benefits of Screening Mammography
- Going the Distance for Breast Health. Brown, Thomas D. // Healthcare Executive;Sep/Oct2013, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p54
The article focuses on the Breast Care Express program launched by nonprofit health care provider Swedish Health Services in Seattle, Washington in May 2004. Swedish has made a commitment to improve access to life-saving mammography services by harnessing advanced technology. The program is...
- MAMMOGRAMS WHEN AND HOW OFTEN? Dest, Vanna M. // RN;Jun2004, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p26
Focuses on the importance of mammography as the mainstay of early breast cancer detection. Guidelines offered by the American Cancer Society; Key issue in the mammography controversy; Significance of understanding the principles of cancer screening.
- Factors Affecting Participation in Population-Based Mammography Screening. Maral, Işıl; Budakoglu, Işıl İrem; Özdemir, Ayşegül; Bumin, Mehmet Ali // Medical Journal of Trakya University / Trakya Universitesi Tip F;2010, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p122
Objectives: This study aims to investigate the demographic or risk factors affecting participation in a population-based breast screening with mammography program in a rural area of Turkey. Patients and Methods: This definitive epidemiological study was carried out between December 2002 and...
- 45-YEAR-OLD WORRIED ABOUT NIPPLE DISCHARGE. Jamil, Tanvir // Pulse;7/13/2006, Vol. 66 Issue 28, p35
The article discusses the case of a mother who had a nipple discharge for over three months. Nipple discharge could be associated with breast cancer in almost 12% of cases. Physicians should always exclude a false nipple discharge. Every women with a unilateral nipple discharge needs referral...
- Screening decreases breast cancer-specific deaths but not all-cause mortality. Farmer, Chris; Kane, Kevin Y. // Journal of Family Practice;Jun2002, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p513
This article reports on a new meta-analysis of the Swedish studies about breast cancer. It provides details of the population studied and the study design and validity. Using the evaluation model, breast cancer mortality was reduced with invitation to mammography screening. The cumulative breast...
- The Contribution of Clinical Breast Examination to the Accuracy of Breast Screening. Chiarelli, Anna M.; Majpruz, Vicky; Brown, Patrick; Thériault, Marc; Shumak, Rene; Mai, Verna // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;9/16/2009, Vol. 101 Issue 18, p1236
Background: There is controversy about whether adding clinical breast examination (CBE) to mammography improves the accuracy of breast screening. We compared the accuracy of screening among centers that offered CBE in addition to mammography with that among centers that offered only mammography.
- Screening Mammograms in Younger Women Have Low Accuracy and Detect Few Cancers. // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;5/19/2010, Vol. 102 Issue 10, pNP
The article presents a study conducted to evaluate the benefits of mammography in women below 40 years of age. The study, which gathered data from six mammography registries nationwide, involved women who had their first mammogram between the ages of 18 and 30 wherein the women were monitored...
- Performance of First Mammography Examination in Women Younger Than 40 Years. Yankaskas, Bonnie C.; Haneuse, Sebastien; Kapp, Julie M.; Kerlikowske, Karla; Geller, Berta; Buist, Diana S. M. // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;5/19/2010, Vol. 102 Issue 10, p692
Background: Few data have been published on mammography performance in women who are younger than 40 years.
- The breast test young women should ask for. Gold, Sunny Sea // Glamour;Feb2006, Vol. 104 Issue 2, p78
The article presents a study which shows that half of all women will develop some sort of breast lump before menopause. Doctors recommend further testing such as digital mammogram. Younger women tend to have denser breasts than older women. Film mammography is proven to save lives.