Breast Cancer

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And Make Sure the Women in Your Life Do, Too!

Do I Really Need a Mammogram?

Virtua breast surgeon, Elizabeth Revesz, MD, discusses common mammogram concerns and explains why this annual screening is an essential part of prioritizing your health. Take time to schedule yours today! 

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August 17, 2020

Mammograms in 40s Can Save Women's Lives, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Adding to an ongoing debate over the timing of mammography, a new British study finds that screening women aged 40 to 49 for breast cancer saves lives, with only small increases in overdiagnosis.

"This is a very long-term follow-up of a study which confirms that screening in women under 50 can save lives," researcher Stephen Duffy, from Queen Mary University of London, said in a university news release.

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August 9, 2020

Cancer Diagnoses Plunge as Americans Avoid Screening During Pandemic

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 -- As COVID-19 continues to impact nearly all aspects of American health care, researchers warn that the United States has seen a troubling drop in cancer diagnoses since the pandemic began.

The drop is not being attributed to a downturn in cancer incidence, but rather a COVID-driven reluctance to get screened.

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July 9, 2020

Breast Cancer Caught Earlier in U.S. States With Expanded Medicaid: Study

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 -- Early-stage breast cancer is more likely to be diagnosed in U.S. states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under Obamacare than in those that haven't, researchers say.

Their new study looked at a database of more than 71,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer in 31 states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act and 14 states that did not.

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