Breast Cancer|Many Women in Their 40’s with Breast Cancer Are Not” High Risk”

breast cancerBreast cancer can be difficult to predict. While family health history is very important it is not the only indicator of breast cancer risks.  According to an onlinearticle about a new study more than half of the women in their 40s diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine mammogram had no family history of the disease, a new study discovered and this will obviously add to the debate about the timing mammography should begin. The researchers say their results point to the value of annual screening mammograms for women 40 to 49. But others remain unconvinced. Family history  is usually defined  a first-degree relative with the disease (parent, sibling or child). Of those without family history who were diagnosed with  breast cancer, “”64 percent of these women had invasive disease,”” said researcher Dr. Stamatia Destounis, a radiologist at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care Center and a clinical associate professor at the University of Rochester in New York. Destounis was to present her findings at the American Roentgen Ray Society annual meeting in Vancouver on Thursday.

Breast Cancer Screening Should Be Discussed with Your Doctor

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) sparked controversy when it recommended screening mammograms every two years for women aged 50 to 74, but not younger .The USPSTF advised women 40 to 49 at average risk of breast cancer to consult with their primary care physician and discuss the risk and benefits of routine mammogram screening and determine the value for routine s mammography screening for your specific situation. However, the American Cancer Society and other organizations continue to recommend annual screening beginning at age 40.

Breast Cancer Screenings Important for Cosmetic Surgery Patients

Breast cancer is a tough subject to think about.Dr. Seify explains to breastaugmentation, breastreduction, and breastlift patients the risk and limitations of breast surgery both with and without breast implants. Dr Seify advises patientsto carefully read all of the written information provided during the preoperative visit including the consultation. Breastsurgery patients should consult with their primary care physician regarding recommended breast cancer screening methods and frequency. Breast self-examination is still recommended to be performed on a monthly basis in order to help patients become more familiar with their normal breast tissue. Patients who detect anything suspicious upon self-examination are advised to contact their primary care physician for further evaluation.

 

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