Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » No consensus reached on how often women should have breast cancer screening done
 

No consensus reached on how often women should have breast cancer screening done

There is dissent over how often women should have a mammogram to ensure an early diagnosis which in turn provides a better prognosis. Recent research indicates that a mammogram every two years provides the same detection and survival rates as every year but other researchers say that the study should be done on much larger groups over longer periods of time in order to provide meaningful results. The American Cancer Society would like to see yearly mammograms but many European countries are recommending it every two years.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by New York-WABC

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: No consensus reached on how often women should have breast cancer screening done

Date: 14 December 2004

Source: New York-WABC

Author: Dr Jay Adlersberg

URL: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/health/wabc_oncall_121404mammograms.html

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Postoperative death results from undiagnosed condition
  • Postpartum depression is a commonly misdiagnosed disorder affecting 10 -- 17 percent of women
  • Potassium deficiency may be linked to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Poverty driving up anemia rates
  • Power lines may increase risk of childhood leukemia
  • Powerful brain scans may be able to diagnose bipolar disorder
  • Predictors of meningitis
  • Preeclampsia is a serious condition faced by some pregnant women
  • Preeclampsia sufferers at greater risk of HELLP syndrome during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy complications higher for rheumatoid arthritic mothers
  • Pregnancy diet could increase the risk of cancer in offspring
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise