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Simple Physics May Make Mammograms Less Painful

Pressure isn't always a bad thing, found a group of researchers when exploring ways to minimize pain during mammograms without reducing image quality. 

Breast Health

Ilene Gewirtz, MD, discusses her comprehensive approach to well visits and cancer screens and says education, if not expanded services, is key.

Women crave cigarettes more strongly during their periods, so waiting until after ovulation to quit may make the process slightly less difficult.

Two new compounds, oxabicycloheptene sulfonate and chloroindazole, were successfully tested in early studies to treat endometriosis.

New evidence reveals that risk prediction for breast cancer is imperative in women with atypical hyperplasia of breast tissue.

Despite having advantages over conventional whole breast irradiation, hypofractionated WBI is used by only a third of patients who would benefit.

Evidence is mounting that digital tomosynthesis has better cancer detection rates than digital mammography, especially for women with dense breasts.

A new (theoretical) model using multiple data points, including genetic testing for BRCA genes, could identify women at greatest risk for breast cancer.

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