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Medical Experts for Media - Cancer

Jan Buckner, M.D. Edward Creagan, M.D. Matthew Goetz, M.D. Stephanie Hines, M.D. Amber Isley, M.D. Judith Kaur, M.D. Charles Loprinzi, M.D. Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D. Ruben Mesa, M.D. Timothy Moynihan, M.D. Edith Perez, M.D. Sandhya Pruthi, M.D. S. Vincent Rajkumar, M.D. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. Tait Shanafelt, M.D. Keith Stewart, M.D. [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Experts Discuss Risk, Screening and Treatment

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 26, 2013 — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Mayo Clinic breast cancer experts are available to discuss risk factors, screening and treatments. MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Video and audio are available for download on the Mayo Clinic News Network. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Mayo Experts Discuss Risk, Treatment, Side Effects and Coping Skills

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 4, 2012.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in the United States and ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. About 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men [...]

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Mammograms Decline After Task Force Recommendation

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 26, 2012.  Preventive mammography rates in women in their 40s have dropped nearly 6 percent nationwide since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammograms for women in this age group, a Mayo Clinic analysis shows. That represents a small but significant decrease [...]

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Mammography Screening Guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently revised its screening recommendations for breast cancer based upon an analysis of various mammography screening schedules. Experts suggest screening every two years for average risk women ages 50 to 74 achieves most of the benefits of annual screening, but with less harm. Furthermore, [...]

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Is Breast Cancer Increasing in Women Under 40?

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims advanced breast cancer in women ages 25 to 39 rose to 2.9 cases for every 100,000 women in 2009 from 1.53 per 100,000 in 1976. Medical director of the Adolescent and Young Adult oncology program at Seattle Children’s Hospital [...]

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