Category Archives: Mammography

Dense Breast Resources

Breast density — thicker tissue that make it hard to spot tumors on a mammogram — is an important issue and more than 30 states now require centers to tell women about. And a new federal law requires providers to tell women about whether their breasts are considered dense.

Here are some resources:

  1. https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/womens-health/what-women-should-know-about-breast-density?fbclid=IwAR2S6g1cfbi9DohjplqDAN6jU8uG6afdIKRKw4QHTuMxClW2HLVT3EjXIhs
  2. New federal law: https://www.radiologybusiness.com/topics/policy/federal-law-breast-density-notifications-patient?fbclid=IwAR
  3. National Cancer Institute: https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/breast-changes/dense-breasts
https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/…/what-women-should…

2. beingdense.com

Mammography, Imperfect Though It Is, Is Best BC Screening Tool

On January 28-29, leading medical organizations and a federal advisory committee will meet to discuss conflicting mammography guidelines causing confusion among women. We promise to follow. Meantime, publicity about mammography’s short-comings makes women wonder if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound are better. For

now, they aren’t though each has its appropriate use, particularly as a companion to mammography. Here are two links on MRI and ultrasound for those who want more info.

From ASCO on MRI: http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/diagnosing-cancer/tests-and-procedures/breast-mri-early-detection-breast-cancer

Johns Hopkins on ultrasound: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/gynecology/breast_ultrasound_92,P07764/