12 Results for "mammography"

Interpreting randomized trial evidence around mammography

…trials. This article explores the advantages and limitations of randomized trial evidence regarding screening mammography. The recent recommendations by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care have been criticized…

Weighing the harms and benefits of mammography

…Force of under-estimating the benefits of screening mammography because they claim newer mammography technology will detect more treatable cancers. Others have suggested that the benefits of screening mammography were exaggerated…

Presenting the benefits of mammography

…with mammography. The recommendations suggest not routinely screening women aged 40 to 49. There appear to be four broad areas of disagreement about the benefits and harms of mammography: how…

Did mammography save her life?

…of screening mammography with the harms of unnecessary treatment is important when considering screening mammography “I am so thankful that my breast cancer was detected early by screening. Because the…

The mammography controversy

…debate is not always reflected in screening programs, most of which strongly recommend mammography to average risk women within a certain age bracket. Some experts believe that many women are…

Are breast cancer screening programs justified?

…good a result as a patient saying ‘Yes, I will go ahead with the screen.’” But the Alberta government’s mammography target and the Ontario government’s mammography bonus send a message…

Screening mammography

As a rural family doctor I have to factor in travel costs when referring my patients for specialized services. Costs of travel include not only transportation expenses but time from…

Arithmetic Operations: Breast Cancer Screening Choices and Anticoagulation Bridging

…sending women information about both the risks and the benefits of breast cancer screening resulted in more women making an “informed choice” and fewer wanting to undergo screening mammography. Amol…

A patient asks: does my ancestry put me at higher risk of breast cancer?

…will undergo a special type of screening that includes mammography but also magnetic resonance imaging, which is far more sensitive at finding tumors. You could also be offered a drug…

Decision aids: why hasn’t this proven, patient-centred practice caught on?

…women aged 40-49 years understand the risks and benefits of mammography: In this graphic, each dot represents 1 woman (○ = 1 woman). Pink dots are women who received a…

Let's not confuse measurable with meaningful in primary care

…“Dr. Williams.” During separate health visits, Williams takes the opportunity to discuss the benefits and downsides of mammography for breast cancer screening. But in the end, Smith schedules a mammogram,…

Mixed messages about a mammogram for a young woman

…to be at average risk of developing the disease. (A major study published in mid-February raised doubts about the ability of mammography screening to save lives in this population, as…

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