Category Archives: breast cancer

Are Dense-Breast, Right-to-Know Laws Helpful?

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Tweet In a victory for the dense-breast patient movement, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed legislation last week requiring that doctors who discover that women have dense breasts on mammography must inform women that: dense breasts are a risk factor for … Continue reading

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Is the Bar High Enough for Screening
Breast Ultrasounds for Dense Breasts?

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Tweet In a unanimous decision yesterday, FDA approved the first breast ultrasound imaging system for dense breast tissue “for use in combination with a standard mammography in women with dense breast tissue who have a negative mammogram and no symptoms … Continue reading

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With Breast Cancer Awareness Overexposed, Hard to See Many Patients Want Science, Not Pink

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Tweet Nothing has me making a beeline for the exit more  than disease awareness events– and when it comes to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the sheer overexposure of the disease makes me yearn to cover anything but it. I know … Continue reading

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