Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening: Is it the Right Decision?

The technologies used to screen for breast cancer have changed over the past decade. While the mammogram remains the foundation of breast cancer detection, newer variations on the test may improve its ability to detect cancer. In the late 1960’s, the modern-day film mammogram was invented and x-ray units dedicated …

New Prognostic Tools for Breast Cancer Detection

Increased screening and technological advances in breast imaging have led to earlier detection of breast cancer. Although this progress is beneficial, questionable or ambiguous breast images often require a follow-up biopsy, even if they end up being false positive results. BI-RADS (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System), the current system …

Can nightly fasting of at least 13 hours reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence?

Women (and men) diagnosed with early stage breast cancer are constantly on the lookout for low cost, non-pharmacologic interventions they can incorporate in their everyday lives to stay healthy and help prevent a recurrence. A study lead by Ruth E. Patterson, PhD, of the University of California, San Diego, investigated …

Breast Cancer Risk Can Decrease with Lose-dose Aspirin, Study Reports

Regular use of low-dose baby aspirin reduces the risk of women’s breast cancer, according to the first research to reach such a conclusion. Aspirin is already known to reduce the risk of people having heart disease, colon disease and other conditions. The research involved a subset of patients in the …