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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933653/patient-navigation-improves-subsequent-breast-cancer-screening-after-a-noncancerous-result-evidence-from-the-patient-navigation-in-medically-underserved-areas-study
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Yamile Molina, Sage J Kim, Nerida Berrios, Anne Elizabeth Glassgow, Yazmin San Miguel, Julie S Darnell, Heather Pauls, Ganga Vijayasiri, Richard B Warnecke, Elizabeth A Calhoun
BACKGROUND: Past efforts to assess patient navigation on cancer screening utilization have focused on one-time uptake, which may not be sufficient in the long term. This is partially due to limited resources for in-person, longitudinal patient navigation. We examine the effectiveness of a low-intensity phone- and mail-based navigation on multiple screening episodes with a focus on screening uptake after receiving noncancerous results during a previous screening episode. METHODS: The is a secondary analysis of patients who participated in a randomized controlled patient navigation trial in Chicago...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932980/understanding-clinical-mammographic-breast-density-assessment-a-deep-learning-perspective
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Aly A Mohamed, Yahong Luo, Hong Peng, Rachel C Jankowitz, Shandong Wu
Mammographic breast density has been established as an independent risk marker for developing breast cancer. Breast density assessment is a routine clinical need in breast cancer screening and current standard is using the Breast Imaging and Reporting Data System (BI-RADS) criteria including four qualitative categories (i.e., fatty, scattered density, heterogeneously dense, or extremely dense). In each mammogram examination, a breast is typically imaged with two different views, i.e., the mediolateral oblique (MLO) view and cranial caudal (CC) view...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924688/the-barrier-to-informed-choice-in-cancer-screening-statistical-illiteracy-in-physicians-and-patients
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Odette Wegwarth, Gerd Gigerenzer
An efficient health care requires both informed doctors and patients. Our current healthcare system falls short on both counts. Most doctors and patients do not understand the available medical evidence. To illustrate the extent of the problem in the setting of cancer screening: In a representative sample of some 5000 women in nine European countries, 92% overestimated the reduction of breast cancer mortality by mammography by a factor of 10-200, or did not know. For a similar sample of about 5000 men with respect to PSA screening, this number was 89%...
2018: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922141/towards-an-in-plane-methodology-to-track-breast-lesions-by-using-mammograms-and-patient-specific-finite-element-simulations
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Andres Lapuebla-Ferri, Jose Cegoñino-Banzo, Antonio-Jose Jimenez-Mocholi, Amaya Perez Del Palomar
In breast cancer screening or diagnosis, it is usual to combine different images in order to locate a lesion as accurately as possible. These images are generated by using a single or several imaging techniques. As X-ray based mammography is used widespread, a breast lesion is located in the same plane of the image (mammogram), but tracking of a breast lesion across mammograms corresponding to different views is a daring task for medical physicians. According to this, simulation tools and methodologies that use patient-specific numerical models can facilitate the task of fusing information from different images...
September 18, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920897/automated-analysis-of-unregistered-multi-view-mammograms-with-deep-learning
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Gustavo Carneiro, Jacinto Nascimento, Andrew P Bradley
We describe an automated methodology for the analysis of unregistered cranio-caudal (CC) and medio-lateral oblique (MLO) mammography views in order to estimate the patient's risk of developing breast cancer. The main innovation behind this methodology lies in the use of deep learning models for the problem of jointly classifying unregistered mammogram views and respective segmentation maps of breast lesions (i.e., masses and micro-calcifications). This is a holistic methodology that can classify a whole mammographic exam, containing the CC and MLO views and the segmentation maps, as opposed to the classification of individual lesions, which is the dominant approach in the field...
September 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916918/mixed-blessings-religion-spirituality-predicts-better-and-worse-screening-behaviours
#6
David Speed
Some health research suggests that religious and spiritual variables positively predict health-screening behaviours. However, much of the literature on this topic has utilized exclusively religious samples, or has sampled from populations without uniform access to health care. Either of these issues may have artificially inflated the relationship between religion/spirituality and health-screening behaviours. The current study used data from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey to examine a general sample of women from New Brunswick and Manitoba (N > 1200)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903742/can-you-un-ring-the-bell-a-qualitative-study-of-how-affect-influences-cancer-screening-decisions
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S Michelle Driedger, Gary Annable, Melissa Brouwers, Donna Turner, Ryan Maier
BACKGROUND: The belief that early detection is the best protection against cancer underlies cancer screening. Emerging research now suggests harms associated with early detection may sometimes outweigh the benefits. Governments, cancer agencies, and organizations that publish screening guidelines have found it is difficult to "un-ring the bell" on the message that "early detection is your best protection" because of its widespread communication and enduring resonance. This study explores affective factors-and their interplay with relevant analytical factors-in public/laypersons' decision making about cancer screening...
September 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900788/take-care-of-your-neighborhood
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Elmer E Huerta, Patricia Weeks-Coulthurst, Courtney Williams, Sandra M Swain
PURPOSE: Urban women in certain Washington, DC neighborhoods present with advanced breast cancer at high rates despite access to health insurance and health care. METHODS: Through a two-phase intervention, community health workers (CHWs) educated and surveyed individuals regarding healthcare utilization and breast health and cancer awareness. In phase I, CHWs educated and administered a survey to 1092 women, of whom 95.1% had health insurance, in an attempt to explain the high rate of advanced breast cancer despite having health insurance...
September 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893225/perspectives-of-aboriginal-women-on-participation-in-mammographic-screening-a-step-towards-improving-services
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Leanne Pilkington, Margaret M Haigh, Angela Durey, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Sandra C Thompson
BACKGROUND: Early detection of breast cancer using screening mammography provides an opportunity for treatment which can lead to significantly improved outcomes. Despite considerable efforts having been made, the rate at which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (hereafter respectfully referred to as Aboriginal) women in Western Australia participate in BreastScreen WA's screening mammogram program remains below that for the overall female population of Western Australia. This study aimed to examine perspectives on breast screening amongst Aboriginal women in Western Australia...
September 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889149/patterns-knowledge-and-barriers-of-mammography-use-among-women-in-saudi-arabia
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Rolina K Al-Wassia, Nada J Farsi, Leena A Merdad, Sara K Hagi
To assess mammography utilization and knowledge, and to determine barriers associated with mammography utilization among Saudi women. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey in 5 main geographic regions of Saudi Arabia from February 2015 to May 2015. The sample comprised women aged ≥40 years. Associations between socio-demographic factors and mammography use were tested using chi-square test. Predictors of mammography use were assessed by logistic regression. Results: A total of 3,245 women were surveyed, with 40% reporting ever having a mammogram...
September 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879070/trends-in-breast-and-colorectal-cancer-screening-among-u-s-adults-by-race-healthcare-coverage-and-ses-before-during-and-after-the-great-recession
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Taylor E Wyatt, Vikash Pernenkil, Tomi F Akinyemiju
The aim of this study is examine trends in breast and colorectal cancer screening in the U.S. by race, healthcare coverage, and socio-economic status (SES) before the Great Recession (2003-2005), during the recession (2007-2009), and post-recession/Affordable Care Act (ACA) period (2010 - 2012). Data on a representative sample of U.S. adults was obtained from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Breast and colorectal cancer screening were defined in line with U.S. Preventative Services Task Force guidelines, and survey weighted statistical methods were utilized to analyze trends in cancer screening among 1,858,572 BRFSS participants...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871810/mammography-positioning-standards-in-the-digital-era-is-the-status-quo-acceptable
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Ashley I Huppe, Kelly L Overman, Jason B Gatewood, Jacqueline D Hill, Louise C Miller, Marc F Inciardi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate positioning of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared with film-screen (FS) mammography positioning standards. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of consecutive patients who underwent screening FFDM in 2010-2012 and DBT in 2012-2013 at an academic institution. Examinations were performed by five experienced technologists who underwent updated standardized positioning training...
September 5, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859423/a-comparison-of-compliance-and-noncompliance-in-breast-cancer-screening-among-african-american-women
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Cindy Davis, Tamara J Cadet, Matthew Moore, Kathleen Darby
African American women are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer, due in part to low participation in screening procedures. The purpose of this study was to explore the differences among African American women who were compliant and noncompliant with standard mammography screening recommendations. The study participants were African American women (N = 599) over the age of 40 with no history of cancer, who were recruited to attend a local community health event. Findings revealed that 78 percent of the women reported having had a mammogram within the past year, whereas 22 percent had not...
August 1, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857962/women-s-awareness-of-and-responses-to-messages-about-breast-cancer-overdiagnosis-and-overtreatment-results-from-a-2016-national-survey
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Rebekah H Nagler, Erika Franklin Fowler, Sarah E Gollust
BACKGROUND: Scientists, clinicians, and other experts aim to maximize the benefits of cancer screening while minimizing its harms. Chief among these harms are overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Although available data suggest that patient awareness of these harms is low, we know little about how patients respond to information about these phenomena. OBJECTIVES: Using the case of breast cancer screening, this study assesses women's awareness of and reactions to statements about overdiagnosis and overtreatment...
August 28, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843410/health-system-barriers-and-enablers-to-early-access-to-breast-cancer-screening-detection-and-diagnosis-a-global-analysis-applied-to-the-mena-region
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REVIEW
D Bowser, H Marqusee, M El Koussa, R Atun
OBJECTIVES: To identify barriers and enablers that impact access to early screening, detection, and diagnosis of breast cancer both globally and more specifically in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (with a specific focus on Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates [UAE], and Kuwait) with a specific focus on the health system. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review of literature. METHODS: We conducted a systematic reviewing using the PRISMA methodology...
August 24, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843166/occupation-and-mammographic-density-a-population-based-study-ddm-occup
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Javier García-Pérez, Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Mario González-Sánchez, Rosa Ana Cortés Barragán, Jerónimo Maqueda Blasco, María Carmen González-Galarzo, Miguel Ángel Alba, Rudolf van der Haar, Silvia Casas, Cándida Vicente, Pilar Medina, María Ederra, Carmen Santamariña, María Pilar Moreno, Francisco Casanova, Carmen Pedraz-Pingarrón, Pilar Moreo, Nieves Ascunce, Montse García, Dolores Salas-Trejo, Carmen Sánchez-Contador, Rafael Llobet, Virginia Lope
INTRODUCTION: High mammographic density is one of the main risk factors for breast cancer. Although several occupations have been associated with breast cancer, there are no previous occupational studies exploring the association with mammographic density. Our objective was to identify occupations associated with high mammographic density in Spanish female workers. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study of occupational determinants of high mammographic density in Spain, based on 1476 women, aged 45-68 years, recruited from seven screening centers within the Spanish Breast Cancer Screening Program network...
August 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832983/comparison-of-recommendations-for-screening-mammography-using-cisnet-models
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Elizabeth Kagan Arleo, R Edward Hendrick, Mark A Helvie, Edward A Sickles
BACKGROUND: Currently, there are several different recommendations for screening mammography from major national health care organizations, including: 1) annual screening at ages 40 to 84 years; 2) screening annually at ages 45 to 54 years, then biennially at ages 55 to 79 years; and 3) biennial screening at ages 50 to 74 years. METHODS: Mean values of six Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) models were used to compare these three screening mammography recommendations in terms of benefits and risks...
August 21, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822395/patient-and-tumor-disparities-in-breast-cancer-based-on-insurance-status
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Celia Quang, Seth Hill, Scott Blair, Donna Lynn Dyess, Joe Spencer Liles
This study seeks to determine whether uninsured breast cancer patients are more likely to present with advanced disease relative to insured patients. We retrospectively reviewed newly diagnosed breast cancer patients over a 27-month period. Patients were sorted based on insurance status at diagnosis. Demographic and tumor-specific data were collected and analyzed using nonparametric testing. We identified 276 breast tumors in 260 patients. Out of the 260 patients, 71 patients (27.3%) were uninsured and were more likely to be black (P < 0...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820521/feasibility-of-a-multicomponent-breast-health-education-intervention-for-vietnamese-american-immigrant-women
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Connie K Y Nguyen-Truong, Nisreen Pedhiwala, Vananh Nguyen, Cang Le, Tuong Vy Le, Christine Lau, Junghee Lee, Frances Lee-Lin
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of an intervention with targeted cultural and health belief messages to increase rates of mammography among Vietnamese American (VA) immigrant women. 
. DESIGN: One-group, pre-/post-test, pilot, quasiexperimental design.
. SETTING: Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. 
. SAMPLE: 40 VA immigrant women aged 50 years or older.
. METHODS: Participants who had not had a mammogram within the past 12 months were recruited...
September 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808894/breast-density-awareness-and-knowledge-and-intentions-for-breast-cancer-screening-in-a-diverse-sample-of-women-age-eligible-for-mammography
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Marimer Santiago-Rivas, Shayna Benjamin, Janna Z Andrews, Lina Jandorf
The objectives of this study were to assess breast density knowledge and breast density awareness, and to identify information associated with intention to complete routine and supplemental screening for breast cancer in a diverse sample of women age eligible for mammography. We quantitatively (self-report) assessed breast density awareness and knowledge (N = 264) in black (47.7%), Latina (35.2%), and white (17%) women recruited online and in the community. Most participants reported having heard about breast density (69...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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