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A nurse performs a mammogram on a patient. (credit: Mychele Daniau/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Female Breast Cancer Rates Higher In Flower Mound

Why 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.

07/30/2014

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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.

06/24/2014

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Doctors Recommend Genetic Retesting For Breast Cancer

Over 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.

CBS 11–02/18/2014

A nurse performs a mammogram on a patient. (credit: Mychele Daniau/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Disputes Value Of Routine Mammograms

A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms.

02/12/2014

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MedStar Fights Breast Cancer With Pink Hands

MedStar paramedics will be wearing pink gloves throughout October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “The color really stands out,” said paramedic Shannon Rucker.

10/07/2013

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Breast Cancer In Younger Women Increasing

A 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.

02/26/2013

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Planned Parenthood Files Another Women’s Health Lawsuit

One 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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/26/2012

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Free Fire Station Breast Screenings Helping North Texans

People 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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/12/2012

A woman receives a mammogram screening. (credit: Getty Images/D. Clarke Evans/NBAE)

Cancer Survivors Say Mammogram Key To Survival

The 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.

05/04/2011

A woman receives a mammogram screening. (credit: Getty Images/D. Clarke Evans/NBAE)

Study: Half Of Women Over 40 Get Mammograms

Remember the uproar last year when a task force said most women don’t need annual mammograms? It turns out only half of women over 40 had been getting them that often to start.

CBSDFW.COM–12/09/2010

Baylor Health Report

Mammograms, the gold standard for breast cancer detection, may not be as effective as first thought, and the Food and Drug Administration says a popular diabetes drug may de dangerous. KRLD’s Medical Expert Dr. David […]

09/23/2010

Follow-up Mammograms Are Up At Baylor

A federal report shows doctors at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas prescribed a higher-than-average rate of follow-up mammograms.

07/08/2010