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The likelihood of having breast cancer with a poor prognosis is increased for cancer diagnosed after a screening mammography with negative results

Poor Prognosis for Interval Breast Cancer After Negative Mammo

Odds of poor prognosis after mammography with negative results higher for younger women
Breast cancer screening is associated with less aggressive treatment

Screening Mammos Linked to Less Aggressive Tx If Diagnosed

Women aged 40 to 49 years with no mammogram have increased odds of positive nodes, larger tumors
For breast cancer patients undergoing treatments that are high risk for the development of breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL)

Early Intervention May Reduce Breast CA-Related Lymphedema

Bioimpedance spectroscopy monitoring with early interventions lowers need for aggressive treatment
Circulating tumor cell status is predictive of radiotherapy benefit in early-stage breast cancer

CTC Status Predicts RT Benefit in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

CTC status linked to longer overall survival in those undergoing breast conserving surgery
Automated and clinical Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System density measures similarly predict breast cancer risk

Similar Risk Predicted for Automated, Clinical BI-RADS Density

Similar discriminatory accuracy for automated, clinical BI-RADS density measures for interval, screen CAs
For patients with breast cancer

Endocrine Therapy-Induced Alopecia Seen in Breast Cancer

92 percent had grade 1 severity alopecia with endocrine tx; pattern similar to androgenetic alopecia
For older women with early-stage breast cancer

Quality of Life Predicts Mortality in Older Breast Cancer Patients

Compared to model with only traditional prognostic variables, one with HRQOL measures performs better
Method of diagnosis

Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy Differ in Women With Implants

Palpable cancers often detected at smaller size in breasts with implants; higher rates of mastectomy
The incidence of breast cancer in women with schizophrenia may be higher than that of the general female population

Risk of Breast CA May Be Higher in Women With Schizophrenia

Findings based on a meta-analysis that showed significant study heterogeneity
Many women with early-stage breast cancer with indications for formal genetic risk evaluation do not receive formal counseling

Too Few Early Breast CA Patients Given Formal Genetic Counseling

43.5% of women with early-stage breast cancer with indications for risk evaluation get counseling