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IMAGING Management

10th International Breast Density & Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop

2023 07 Jun

Save the date for the 10th Breast Density Workshop set for June 7-9, 2023 on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. More updates coming soon, join our mailing list to stay up-to-date. Read more

IMAGING Management

U.S Task Force Issues New Draft Recommendations

2023 29 May

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently reviewed the evidence and  effectiveness of breast cancer screening. They recommend that all women begin screening for breast cancer at age 40 and screen every other year until age 74.   In 2016 the task force recommended that biennial mammograms start at age 50 and the decision for women... Read more

Executive Health Management

ESMO Breast Cancer Congress 2023

2023 11 May

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Women's Health

Ablation vs. Hysterectomy for fibroids

2023 11 Apr

Not all uterine fibroids require treatment. But if patients are suffering due to fibroid-related symptoms like heavy periods, frequent urination, pain, and bloating, 1  the good news is you can help them find relief.    Knowing which treatment to recommend is not always a straightforward decision, and individual patient preferences and circumstances... Read more

Women's Health

Making A Well Woman Examination Your Priority

2023 07 Apr

Preventive services provide an excellent opportunity for well woman care: regular screening, evaluation of health needs, counselling and immunisations are all included. They are key to detecting diseases early in order to lead to better health outcomes.   Whilst a standard physical exam serves to address your overall health and concerns, it is... Read more

IMAGING Management

Hormonal Birth Control Increases Breast Cancer Risk

2023 28 Mar

Progestogen-only contraceptive use is increasing, but information on the associated risks have been scarce. A large nested case-control study aimed to assess the breast cancer risk associated with the current or recent use of both combined and progestogen-only contraceptives in premenopausal women.   The study analysed data from a UK primary... Read more

IMAGING Management

Few Women Perceived Breast Density as a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

2023 15 Mar

Breast density is an independent risk factor for the development of breast cancer.   Women with extremely dense breasts have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, which is approximately twice as high as for the ‘average’ woman. Unfortunately, dense breasts can reduce the sensitivity of mammography for screening, which may lead women... Read more

IMAGING Management

New Study Suggests Breast Cancer Patients Over 65 May Not Always Need Radiation Therapy

2023 23 Feb

According to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, some older breast cancer patients who skip radiation therapy after surgery may not be at risk, in terms of it affecting their overall survival. This is subject to patients receiving five years of endocrine therapy.   The study suggests that radiation which can have side... Read more