Search Tag: lymph node

IMAGING Management

Study: Screening Mammography Intervals, Tumour Characteristics

2015 20 Oct

A new study in JAMA Oncology shows that premenopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer after a biennial screening mammogram were more likely to have bigger more advanced tumours than women screened annually. Also, researchers found a similar proportion of tumours with less favourable prognostic characteristics in postmenopausal women not using hormone... Read more

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Imaging Method Detects Early Metastasis in Lymph Nodes

2015 25 May

A new, highly sensitive ultrasound-guided technique can noninvasively identify metastatic cells in lymph nodes, providing a rapid tool for detecting cancer’s spread at its earliest stages, which is critical for timely treatment. The technology, developed at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is reported... Read more

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Ultrasound Can ID Breast Cancer Patients Who Need Lymph Nodes Removed

2015 02 Feb

A Mayo Clinic-led study shows that not all women with lymph node-positive breast cancer treated with chemotherapy before surgery need to have all of their underarm nodes taken out. Researchers say that ultrasound is a useful tool for judging before breast cancer surgery whether chemotherapy eliminated cancer from the underarm lymph nodes. The findings... Read more