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Improvements in recall rates and cancer detection rates with digital breast tomosynthesis versus digital mammography are greatest on baseline examinations

Study IDs Which Women Benefit From DBT Versus Digital Mammography

Benefits of DBT seen in women with heterogeneously dense breasts, scattered fibroglandular density
For childhood cancer survivors

Early Breast Cancer Screening Benefits Childhood Cancer Survivors

Early initiation of breast cancer screening with MRI may reduce breast cancer mortality by more than half
Expansion of Medicaid was associated with a reduction in the number of uninsured patients with breast cancer

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Drop in Uninsured With Breast Cancer

Significant reductions in uninsured patients, in advanced-stage disease, especially in African-Americans
Breast cancer surgery is safe in women 70 years and older

Breast Cancer Surgery Found to Be Safe in Older Women

Serious adverse events in those 70 years and older found to be rare
Women at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer who undergo genetic testing without receiving pretest and posttest counseling and only receive electronic education are at no increased risk for posttest stress

ASCO: At-Home Ovarian, Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Feasible

Testing without the traditional office visits and counseling poses no additional stress to women
Insulin resistance is one factor mediating part of the association between race and poor prognosis in breast cancer

Insulin Resistance May Add to Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Prognosis

Tumors from black women with invasive breast cancer have higher expression of the insulin receptor
Women with screening-detected ductal carcinoma in situ have increased long-term risks for invasive breast cancer and breast cancer death

Risk for Later Invasive Breast Cancer Up for Women With DCIS

Risks for invasive breast cancer, death from breast cancer higher for up to 20 years following diagnosis
Multiple genes predispose African-American women to breast cancer

Multiple Genes Predispose Black Women to Breast Cancer

High risks for breast cancer associated with mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2
More than half of malignancies identified among women with Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System category 3 lesions are diagnosed within six months

Majority of Cancers Diagnosed Within Six Months of BI-RADS 3

Cancer yield 4.6 percent for women who underwent biopsy at time of lesion detection
Women participating in mammography screening have a significant reduction in the risk for dying of breast cancer and in the rate of advanced breast cancers

Significant Reductions Seen in Breast Cancer Death With Screening

Women participating in mammography screening also had decrease in rate of advanced breast cancer