Bill Would Require Insurance To Cover 3-D MammographyA bill in the Texas Legislature would mandate that better mammograms be covered by insurance. Currently, an out-of-pocket 3-D mammography screening can cost up to $150 more than regular mammograms.
American Cancer Society Says Start Mammograms At 45, Not 40New mammogram advice from the American Cancer Society says most women should start annual screenings at age 45 instead of 40.
Husband & Wife Endure After Both Diagnosed With CancerOver the course of four decades a marriage that lasts endures a lot—and shares even more. Marilyn and her husband, Steve, have redefined togetherness: but, not in the way that either of them would have imagined.
Study: Female Breast Cancer Rates Higher In Flower MoundWhy is the breast cancer rate higher? The report says it could be because women have better access to medical care or screening in Flower Mound.
3-D Mammogram Scans May Find More Breast Cancer 3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests. The study involved almost half a million breast scans, with more than one-third of them using relatively new 3-D imaging along with conventional scans.
Doctors Recommend Genetic Retesting For Breast CancerOver the past decade, the phrases ‘BRCA 1’ and ‘BRCA 2’ went mainstream as genetic testing to assess breast cancer risk became common. But, now, doctors are telling patients whose tests were negative to get retested.
Study Disputes Value Of Routine MammogramsA Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms.
MedStar Fights Breast Cancer With Pink HandsMedStar paramedics will be wearing pink gloves throughout October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "The color really stands out," said paramedic Shannon Rucker.
Breast Cancer In Younger Women IncreasingA study released Tuesday looked at 40 years of data and found a small, but steady, increase in the number of young women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.
Planned Parenthood Files Another Women's Health LawsuitOne day after losing in a federal appeals court the Planned Parenthood, Women’s Health Program battle continues. Today Planned Parenthood filed suit against the state, claiming the Affiliate Ban Rule violates state law.
Free Fire Station Breast Screenings Helping North TexansPeople don’t usually think of fire stations as a normal place to go for a breast cancer screenings, but four North Texas women are glad they stopped by one firehouse.
Cancer Survivors Say Mammogram Key To SurvivalThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force stunned the medical community in 2009 when it recommended women wait until the age of 50 for their first mammogram.