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Women's Health

Five Radiologists Speak Out for Annual Mammograms

2021 16 Jul

SAVING LIVES, MINIMIZING INVASIVE TREATMENTS “It’s an undisputed fact, and I don’t think anyone would disagree, that annual screening mammograms saves the most lives,” says Dr. Harriet Borofsky of Mills-Peninsula, one of five radiologists featured in this short video:  Why Mammography ? Unfortunately, according to Dr. Matthew Covington of... Read more

Women's Health

Passionate About Breast Health

2021 16 Jul

Four radiologists share their passion for good breast health—the key to detecting cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. Hologic has made remarkable strides in the fight against breast cancer. When we introduced the first 3D mammography™ system on the market in 2011, we transformed radiologists’ ability to detect breast cancer earlier... Read more

Women's Health

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Mammogram Results?

2021 16 Jun

As much of the world ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations, questions continue to arise about the potential side effects of the available vaccines. Reports of blood clots from the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson vaccines amongst women have raised the question as to whether they are at higher risk — especially if they take hormonal birth... Read more

Women's Health

Getting Cancer Screening Programmes Back on Track with AI and Digitisation

2021 07 Jun

Download full infographic here . Michael Quick, Vice President of Research & Development / Innovation at  Hologic  explains the crucial role the company sees artificial intelligence (AI) and digitisation playing in addressing the breast and cervical cancer screening backlogs across Europe. COVID-19 has been a catalyst for change, with... Read more

Women's Health

25k More Patients with Breast Cancer Can Receive Crucial Test

2021 03 Jun

More patients with breast cancer will benefit from access to its Breast Cancer Index test, under new extended Medicare coverage, Hologic, Inc. has announced. Its’ subsidiary, Biotheranostics, Inc., has received broader Medicare coverage for the test, meaning that clinicians can better manage treatment of a broader scope of patients.   Under... Read more

Women's Health

Do You Know the 12 Signs of Breast Cancer?

2021 03 Jun

Breast cancer has now overtaken lung cancer as the world’s mostly commonly-diagnosed cancer, according to statistics released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in December 2020.  Women often initially detect breast cancers themselves, either by self-examination (25%) or by accident (18%).  According to a 2018 survey of... Read more

Executive Health Management

360 Health Analysis - Breast Cancer Management in Portugal: Patient Journey

2021 01 Jun

Abstract Introduction: 360 Health Analysis (H360) was started in 2018 with the aim of providing a comprehensive picture of breast cancer management in Portugal. After initial evidence retrieval (Phase 1), this study (Phase 2) focused on analysing hospital organization and performance on breast cancer management from the perspective of patients,... Read more

Women's Health

Radiation for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

2021 30 Mar

When a woman is confronted with a cancer diagnosis, there seems to be more questions than answers. If cancer is detected at an early stage, treatment can start sooner to ensure better outcomes. The fear of the unknown, such as radiation treatment, could also cause anxiety. However, there is good news. As an alternative to a mastectomy or whole... Read more

Health Management

Volume 21 - Issue 1, 2021

2021 15 Feb

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Health Management

Breast Cancer Screening After Male-to-Female Transition in Transgender Women

2021 15 Feb

Despite the lack of general consensus about the optimal breast cancer screening approach in transgender women, it is imperative that physicians remain vigilant and aware of each transgender individual’s health risks based on their birth assigned sex and their particular mode of gender-affirming therapy. Key Points Over the last decade,... Read more