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The Truth About Call Backs

Here’s the scenario: Girl schedules mammogram. Girl gets mammogram. Girl receives a call back that she needs additional testing. Girl freaks out. While this reaction to a call back is very common, additional testing call backs actually occur somewhat regularly, and usually just mean that an additional test needs to be performed in order to […]

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Get the Facts: Recent Canadian Mammography Study Flawed, but How?

What happens when “flawed” studies get media attention? Lives are at stake—which is why we turn to the experts to help us determine what’s right and wrong. If you’ve heard about a recent Canadian study (known as the Canadian National Breast Screening Study [CNBSS]) debating the benefits of mammography published in the British Medical Journal […]

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Confused About Mammography Recommendations?

By Matthew Gromet, JD, MD, FACR Chief of Mammography Charlotte Radiology Breast Centers Breast Imaging Specialist   The recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force report has left many women confused about when they should get their mammogram. This report suggested that women in their 40’s may benefit less from mammography and that the risks might […]

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American Cancer Society Guidelines for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Never hurts to get the facts straight from the horse’s mouth on this one! The American Cancer Society recommends these breast cancer screening guidelines for most adults. • Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year, and continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. Need […]

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