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Not all breast cancer signs look the same.
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When my sister got breast cancer, I let my family doctor know. She had previously been on board with my choice to use thermography as my breast screening tool, but was no longer, so I started having mammograms. We know that mammography is not only an imperfect tool, but carries its own risks.
The largest study of its kind to date has shown that three-dimensional imaging finds more breast cancers than traditional mammography alone, according to research published on Tuesday. The technique,...
For the sake of women's health and their confidence in the Québec screening program, it is time that politicians assume themselves and go beyond the political campaign philippics and ensure that breast be taken seriously and not just treated as a toe or its examination like an insignificant medical act.
So annual mammography does not cut breast cancer deaths. This, according to a 25-year Canadian study published this week. So the study makes me wonder: Do you still believe in mammography? The fact that the majority of breast cancers are detectable by mammography is good enough for me. Call me old-fashioned, but let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater.
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Next Monday I have my six month screening and checkup with my oncologist. Each time this visit with my doctor comes up, I get the jitters several days prior to it. I can't help it. And although my con...