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X-ray film of the soft tissue of the breast

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EARLY MAMMOGRAMS HELP: Middle-age women who have regular mammograms are 56 percent more likely to have a breast cancer detected at earlier stages than women who don't undergo screening.
Another study released last year, by researchers in Malmo, Sweden, found that the mortality rate among women receiving mammograms was only two-thirds that of an unscreened control group.
The drawing took place in December and included all certified Softer Mammogram Provider[TM] centers that purchased MammoPad in November, the same month the company reached the 10 million milestone.
A federal program called The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) offers financial assistance and access to mammograms to women who live in areas that are medically underserved.
Because of her brushes with cancer, Rocco said she wants to make women aware of the importance of regular self examinations and mammograms.
Among women tested during the last 2 weeks of their' cycle, researchers found 24 cases in which the mammogram failed to detect tumors subsequently diagnosed as cancerous.
The cushion can help with positioning and including more breast tissue on the mammogram.
This year, Hanes will donate $50,000 to NBCF to help fund research efforts and early detection screenings, including mammograms.
Mammograms can show tumors that may be cancer long before they can be felt.
Last fall, they were thrown into doubt by results from a large Canadian study that many experts had expected would prove that younger women live longer if they have mammograms.
Sansum is a recognized regional leader in improving radiology services to women by interpreting mammograms on its PACS.
This could present an important breakthrough -- the first automated digital search of the more than 30 million mammograms done in the US each year, a search that would offer valuable diagnostic insight.
However, mammograms can still miss 15-20 per cent of breast cancers that are simply not visible using this technique.
Cady and colleagues examined 6,997 Massachusetts breast cancer patients, some who got regular mammograms and some who did not, between 1990 and 1999.
By using computers programmed to recognize suspicious mammograms, doctor can find breast cancers that would otherwise escape diagnosis, say radiologists who are among the minority in their profession currently using the technique.