Patients’ Reports of Counseling on Mammography Screening by Health Care Providers-North Carolina, 1997August 1st 1999
Regular mammography screening combined with timely and appropriate treatment can reduce mortality from breast cancer by 30% in women ages 50 to 69 years and by 16% in women ages 40 to 49 years. A physician’s recommendation has
Some Medicare Managed Care Plans Restrict MammogramsJune 1st 1999
Some Medicare managed care organizations (MCOs) are telling beneficiaries that they need to get a referral from one of the plan physicians before they can get a mammogram. But that is not what the law says. A woman can get an annual, routine
Self-Reported Use of Mammography and Insurance Status Among US Women Over the Age of 39, From 1991 to 1992 and 1996 to 1997December 1st 1998
In the United States, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy among women and the second leading cause of cancer death. Lack of health insurance coverage often is an important financial barrier to seeking preventive health care,
Accurate Mammogram Reading More Likely Following Mammotome Biopsy, Study IndicatesJuly 1st 1998
Mammotome biopsy causes significantly less internal breast scarring than open surgical biopsy and is less likely to interfere with a radiologist’s ability to read subsequent mammograms, according to a new study presented at the third annual
Self-Reported Use of Mammography Among Women ³ 40 Years OldJanuary 1st 1998
In 1997, breast cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 180,200 women, and 43,900 women will die from the disease. Early detection combined with timely and appropriate treatment can alter the progress of and reduce mortality from this
Swedish Study Supports Mammography Screening for Women Age 40 to 49May 1st 1996
Areview of major clinical trials strongly supports the value of mammography screening for women in their 40s. The review showed a 24% decrease in deaths from breast cancer among women who underwent screening mammograms compared to
Should We Recommend Screening Mammography for Women Aged 40 to 49?March 1st 1996
In clinical trials, screening mammography has been shown to reduce mortality from breast cancer by about 25% to 30% among women aged 50 years and older after only 5 to 6 years from the initiation of screening. Among women 40 to 49 years old, the evidence supporting the efficacy of screening mammography is less convincing.
Economic Savings and Costs of Periodic Mammographic Screening in the WorkplaceMarch 1st 1996
his article discusses the costs and benefits of mammographic screening in the workplace. The cost of mammography itself and of diagnostic work-up are two of the largest costs involved.