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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331770/women-s-satisfaction-with-mammography-and-predictors-of-participation-in-an-organized-breast-cancer-screening-program-perspectives-of-a-local-health-unit-in-rome
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B Unim, R Boggi, M Napoli, R Fulgenzi, A Landi, G La Torre
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to evaluate satisfaction with the mammography service of the Local Health Unit RMA (Rome, Lazio Region) among women who have attended the program and to identify the predictors of participation. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: A telephone-based questionnaire was administered to women eligible for mammography screening. The respondents were randomly selected and interviewed by the health center staff...
January 11, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330754/systematic-review-of-mammography-screening-educational-interventions-for-hispanic-women-in-the-united-states
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REVIEW
John S Luque, Ayaba Logan, Grace Soulen, Kent E Armeson, Danielle M Garrett, Caroline B Davila, Marvella E Ford
In the United States (U.S.), Hispanics experience breast cancer disparities. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among Hispanic women, and Hispanic women receive mammography screening at lower rates than some other ethnic groups. This low rate of screening mammography is associated with increased risk for possible late-stage diagnosis and lower survival rates. Educational interventions could play a role in increasing screening mammography rates among Hispanic women. This systematic review synthesized the current literature on educational interventions to increase mammography screening among Hispanic women...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328943/interval-breast-cancers-in-the-screening-with-tomosynthesis-or-standard-mammography-storm-population-based-trial
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Nehmat Houssami, Daniela Bernardi, Francesca Caumo, Silvia Brunelli, Carmine Fantò, Marvi Valentini, Giovanna Romanucci, Maria A Gentilini, Manuel Zorzi, Petra Macaskill
BACKGROUND & METHODS: The prospective 'screening with tomosynthesis or standard mammography' (STORM) trial recruited women participating in biennial breast screening in Italy (2011-2012), and compared sequential screen-readings based on 2D-mammography alone or based on tomosynthesis (integrated 2D/3D-mammography). The STORM trial showed that tomosynthesis screen-reading significantly increased breast cancer detection compared to 2D-mammography alone. The present study completes reporting of the trial by examining interval breast cancers ascertained at two year follow-up...
January 9, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323669/cost-effectiveness-and-comparative-effectiveness-of-cancer-risk-management-strategies-in-brca1-2-mutation-carriers-a-systematic-review
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Lara Petelin, Alison H Trainer, Gillian Mitchell, Danny Liew, Paul A James
PurposeTo review the evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cancer risk management interventions for BRCA carriers.MethodsComparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness analyses were identified by searching scientific and health economic databases. Eligible studies modeled the impact of a cancer risk management intervention in BRCA carriers on life expectancy (LE), cancer incidence, or quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), with or without costs.ResultsTwenty-six economic evaluations and eight comparative effectiveness analyses were included...
January 11, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323554/insights-into-breast-cancer-screening-a-computer-simulation-of-two-contemporary-screening-strategies
#5
Kimbroe J Carter, Frank Castro, Roy N Morcos
OBJECTIVE: The debate over the value of screening mammography is rekindled with each new published study or guideline. Central to the discussion are the uncertainties about screening benefits and harms and the criteria used to assess them. Today, the magnitude of benefits for a population is less certain, and the evolving concept of harm has come to encompass false-positives (FPs), unnecessary biopsies, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. This study uses a Monte Carlo computer simulation to study the balance of benefits and harms of mammographic breast cancer screening for average-risk women...
January 11, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322115/breast-cancer-screening-behaviors-of-first-degree-relatives-of-women-receiving-breast-cancer-treatment-and-the-affecting-factors
#6
Nurcan Kırca, Ayla Tuzcu, Sebahat Gözüm
Objective: First-degree relatives of women with breast cancer are under higher risk when compared with the general population. The aim of this study is to evaluate breast cancer screening behaviors of women who are first-degree relatives of women with breast cancer and factors affecting these behaviors. Materials and Methods: This descriptive study included 240 patient relatives, who agreed to participate in the study through contact with first-degree relatives of 133 patients who were receiving breast cancer treatment at the Oncology and Chemotherapy unit of an university hospital in Turkey...
January 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322112/managing-male-mammary-maladies
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REVIEW
Ian S Fentiman
This review examines the symptoms, need for referral and management of the benign breast conditions which afflict males, together with the steps that are necessary to exclude or confirm male breast cancer. The most common complaint is gynaecomastia, either true or pseudo, and the majority of these cases need reassurance without over-investigation. Drugs that induce breast enlargement are described in order that, when possible, a medication switch can be made. Men receiving endocrine therapy for prostate cancer may develop painful gynaecomastia and this can be relieved with tamoxifen...
January 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318620/breast-cancer-extent-and-survival-among-diabetic-women-in-a-finnish-nationwide-cohort-study
#8
M O Murto, M Artama, E Pukkala, K Visvanathan, T J Murtola
Breast cancer (BC) and diabetes mellitus (DM) are major health problems. We examined the association between DM and BC stage at diagnosis and subsequent survival in a Finnish cohort of female BC patients. All BC cases (N = 73,170) diagnosed in 1995-2013 with dates and causes of death were identified from the Finnish Cancer Registry. Participation in organized mammography screening was obtained from Mass Inspection Registry. Information on DM diagnoses and background conditions recorded during 1995-2013 were obtained from national Care Register for Health Care and merged to data on medication use from the national Prescription Register...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318406/prospective-blinded-surveillance-screening-of-swedish-women-with-increased-hereditary-risk-of-breast-cancer
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Annelie Liljegren, Anna von Wachenfeldt, Edward Azavedo, Sandra Eloranta, Helene Grundström, Anne Kinhult Ståhlbom, Ann Sundbom, Per Sundén, Gunilla Svane, Dieter Ulitzsch, Brita Arver
PURPOSE: To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of different screening modalities in women with a family history of breast cancer. METHODS: Our blinded, prospective, comparative cohort analysis included three types of screening, mammography, ultrasound, and clinical breast examination once per year for 6 years. Eligible patients for this study were healthy women with ≥ 17% lifetime risk of breast cancer or with a mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2. RESULTS: A total of 632 women were screened between 2002 and 2012 (each for 6 years)...
January 9, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318276/association-of-screening-and-treatment-with-breast-cancer-mortality-by-molecular-subtype-in-us-women-2000-2012
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Sylvia K Plevritis, Diego Munoz, Allison W Kurian, Natasha K Stout, Oguzhan Alagoz, Aimee M Near, Sandra J Lee, Jeroen J van den Broek, Xuelin Huang, Clyde B Schechter, Brian L Sprague, Juhee Song, Harry J de Koning, Amy Trentham-Dietz, Nicolien T van Ravesteyn, Ronald Gangnon, Young Chandler, Yisheng Li, Cong Xu, Mehmet Ali Ergun, Hui Huang, Donald A Berry, Jeanne S Mandelblatt
Importance: Given recent advances in screening mammography and adjuvant therapy (treatment), quantifying their separate and combined effects on US breast cancer mortality reductions by molecular subtype could guide future decisions to reduce disease burden. Objective: To evaluate the contributions associated with screening and treatment to breast cancer mortality reductions by molecular subtype based on estrogen-receptor (ER) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (ERBB2, formerly HER2 or HER2/neu)...
January 9, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317041/contrast-enhanced-spectral-mammography-a-review
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Bhavika K Patel, M B I Lobbes, John Lewin
Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) provides low-energy 2D mammographic images comparable to standard digital mammography and a post-contrast recombined image to assess tumor neovascularity similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The utilization of CESM in the United States is currently low but could increase rapidly given many potential indications for clinical use. This article discusses historical background and literature review of indications and diagnostic accuracy of CESM to date. CESM is a growing technique for breast cancer detection and diagnosis that has levels of sensitivity and specificity on par with contrast-enhanced breast MRI...
February 2018: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317040/molecular-breast-imaging-a-comprehensive-review
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Ashley I Huppe, Anita K Mehta, Rachel F Brem
Molecular breast imaging (MBI), also called breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI), has been an integral component of our breast imaging practice for over a decade. Unlike mammography and ultrasound that are based on anatomy, MBI is a physiologic approach to breast cancer detection. MBI detects additional foci of occult breast cancer in 9.0% of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, has a high sensitivity for detecting high-risk lesions, and detects 98% of invasive breast cancer and 91.0% of ductal carcinoma in situ...
February 2018: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317037/the-role-of-ultrasound-in-breast-cancer-screening-the-case-for-and-against-ultrasound
#13
Jaime Geisel, Madhavi Raghu, Regina Hooley
Mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening. However, with increasing awareness among patients and health care providers of mammography limitations especially in dense breasts, supplemental screening for breast cancer with ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging has been expanding. The roles of both in screening need to be re-examined. This article reviews the efficacy, utility, and feasibility of ultrasound as a screening tool for the early detection of occult breast cancer.
February 2018: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317036/the-breast-cancer-screening-arcade-and-the-whack-a-mole-efforts-to-reduce-access-to-screening
#14
Daniel B Kopans
The effort to reduce access to breast cancer screening has been going on for decades. As each piece of misinformation has been published, scientific responses have exposed the fallacies, but then new "alternative facts" are generated. The effort has been compared to the arcade game "Whack-a-Mole" in which one false argument is addressed only to have a new one "pop up" to replace it. This has ranged from the false claim that early detection would have no effect on breast cancer, to the fallacious idea that early detection was leading to early deaths among young women, to the more recent false suggestion that tens of thousands of breast cancers found by mammography would disappear if left undetected...
February 2018: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317035/deciphering-the-breast-density-inform-law-movement-implications-for-practice
#15
Sean D Raj, Valerie Fein-Zachary, Priscilla J Slanetz
Although dense breast tissue is a normal and routine finding on screening mammography, dense breast tissue is associated with an independent increased risk for breast cancer. It is well known that screening mammography has a decreased sensitivity for cancer detection in women with dense breasts. Over the past decade, there has been increased interest generated among patients, physicians, and legislators regarding how best to screen dense-breasted women culminating in 2009 with the passage of a breast density notification law in Connecticut...
February 2018: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317033/emerging-breast-imaging-technologies-on-the-horizon
#16
Srinivasan Vedantham, Andrew Karellas
Early detection of breast cancers by mammography in conjunction with adjuvant therapy has contributed to reduction in breast cancer mortality. Mammography remains the "gold-standard" for breast cancer screening but is limited by tissue superposition. Digital breast tomosynthesis and more recently, dedicated breast computed tomography have been developed to alleviate the tissue superposition problem. However, all of these modalities rely upon x-ray attenuation contrast to provide anatomical images, and there are ongoing efforts to develop and clinically translate alternative modalities...
February 2018: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317032/newer-technologies-in-breast-cancer-imaging-dedicated-cone-beam-breast-computed-tomography
#17
Avice M O'Connell, Andrew Karellas, Srinivasan Vedantham, Daniel T Kawakyu-O'Connor
Dedicated breast computed tomography (CT) is the latest in a long history of breast imaging techniques dating back to the 1960s. Breast imaging is performed both for cancer screening as well as for diagnostic evaluation of symptomatic patients. Dedicated breast CT received US Food and Drug Administration approval for diagnostic use in 2015 and is slowly gaining recognition for its value in diagnostic 3-dimensional imaging of the breast, and also for injected contrast-enhanced imaging applications. Conventional mammography has known limitations in sensitivity and specificity, especially in dense breasts...
February 2018: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315061/acr-bi-rads-assessment-category-4-subdivisions-in-diagnostic-mammography-utilization-and-outcomes-in-the-national-mammography-database
#18
Mai Elezaby, Geng Li, Mythreyi Bhargavan-Chatfield, Elizabeth S Burnside, Wendy B DeMartini
Purpose To determine the utilization and positive predictive value (PPV) of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Data and Reporting System (BI-RADS) category 4 subdivisions in diagnostic mammography in the National Mammography Database (NMD). Materials and Methods This study involved retrospective review of diagnostic mammography data submitted to the NMD from January 1, 2008 to December 30, 2014. Utilization rates of BI-RADS category 4 subdivisions were compared by year, facility (type, location, census region), and examination (indication, finding type) characteristics...
January 9, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306388/why-do-women-refrain-from-mammography-screening
#19
T Sterlingova, M Lundén
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for middle-aged women in Sweden. Approximately 600,000 women are surveyed annually within the national screening program. However, 20% of Swedish women do not participate in mammography screening. Participation in mammography screening is a complex phenomenon that has many dimensions. The aim of this study was to explore the reasons why women refrain from mammography screening from the perspective of non-attending women. METHOD: A qualitative approach was chosen, and 10 women were interviewed...
February 2018: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306176/incidence-and-tumour-characteristics-of-bilateral-and-unilateral-interval-breast-cancers-at-screening-mammography
#20
Rob M G van Bommel, Adri C Voogd, Joost Nederend, Wikke Setz-Pels, Marieke W J Louwman, Luc J Strobbe, Dick Venderink, Vivianne C G Tjan-Heijnen, Lucien E M Duijm
BACKGROUND: Detected by screening mammography, bilateral breast cancer has a different pathological profile compared to unilateral breast cancer. We investigated the incidence of bilateral interval breast cancers and compared their characteristics with those of unilateral interval breast cancers. METHODS: We included all 468,720 screening mammograms of women who underwent biennial screening mammography in the South of the Netherlands between January 2005 and January 2015...
January 3, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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