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.
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.
October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The National Cancer Institute estimates that this year alone there will be 232,340 new cases of breast cancer in women and 2,240 new cases of breast cancer in men. Help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer by signing up for The Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 19th and going out to support those participating in the Komen 3-day on Nov 1-3rd. For more information go to <a href="http://komen-dallas.org" target="_blank">Komen-Dallas.org</a> or <a href="http://The3Day.org" target="_blank">The3Day.org</a>. And to find out if you are eligible for a free mammogram at the YWCA please go to <a href="http://ywcadallas.org" target="_blank">YWCADallas.org</a>.
North Texas Patients Among 1st To Get 3D MammogramsOne of the biggest mammography centers in North Texas is now using a new form of breast examination that could eventually make the traditional mammography obsolete.
Study Suggests Mammograms Should Be PersonalizedNew research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggest mammography screenings should be personalized, based on the woman’s age, breast density, family history and other factors.
New Study Questions Federal Mammogram GuidelinesA new study is raising questions about the current government recommendations determining when women should get breast cancer screenings.