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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

IMAGING Management

Breast Cancer Surpasses Lung as Most Diagnosed Cancer

2021 08 Feb

Cancer is the leading cause of death in every country of the world. However, for the first time, female breast cancer has overtaken lung as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world.  This is based on findings from a collaborative report, Global Cancer Statistics 2020, from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the International Agency for... Read more

IMAGING Management

Mammography Screening Guidelines for Older Survivors of Breast Cancer

2021 01 Feb

The first mamography guidelines for older survivors of breast cancer have been developed by a nationwide panel of experts. These guidelines provide a framework that would allow doctors and breast cancer survivors to discuss the pros and cons of screening in the later years.  The new guidelines recommend discontinuing routine mammograms for older... Read more

IMAGING Management

#RSNA2020: Housing, Food Insecurities Delay Breast Cancer Diagnosis

2020 23 Nov

Women who experience food or housing insecurity may be at risk for undiagnosed breast cancer due to lapses in follow-up appointments, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Diagnosing breast cancer at an early stage is very important for survival," said Aaron Afran, a third-year... Read more

Women's Health

Use of HRT and Breast Cancer Risk in Women

2020 12 Nov

There has been speculation for many years that hormone replacement therapy   (HRT) may increase the risk of breast cancer. HRT is used to relieve menopausal symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes. HRT formulations are available as an oestrogen-only pill or a combination of progesterone and oestrogen. There are also HRT creams, gels, and patches.... Read more

Executive Health Management

SABCS 2020 - San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

2020 08 Dec

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Women's Health

Women at Higher Risk of Hypertension Because of Social Isolation

2020 02 Nov

There is sufficient evidence to show that loneliness and social isolation have a negative impact on an individual's mental and physical health. A new study published in the Journal of Hypertension shows that social isolation can affect the health of women and men in different ways. In particular, social isolation could put women at a greater risk of... Read more

IMAGING Management

Break Through Your Workflow Barriers With 3DQuorum™.  Our Highest Resolution 3D™ Imaging, Faster

2020 30 Oct

At Hologic , we understand the importance of reducing imaging interpretation time, especially during a time when you might be facing with a backlog in breast cancer screening appointments. We are therefore very pleased to introduce 3DQuorum breast imaging technology. Designed to expedite Hologic Clarity™ HD high-resolution 3D... Read more