Browse Tag

diagnoses

Breast Cancer Diagnosis in the ‘Between’ Year: Body Mass Index Matter

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL — While mammograms reduce breast cancer mortality by 15-20%, the diagnosis in many cases—approximately 15% of all breast cancers—occurs after a patient has a negative mammogram and before her next recommended screening. These are “interval cancers,” and they carry big implications. Patients who receive a cancer diagnosis during the interim see poorer outcomes than those whose cancers show up in screening. Yet some practical gaps in the research have persisted, says Anne Marie McCarthy, assistant professor of epidemiology, according to University of Pennsylvania.…

Read More »

Breast Cancer Diagnosis in the ‘Between’ Year: Body Mass Index Matter

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL — While mammograms reduce breast cancer mortality by 15-20%, the diagnosis in many cases—approximately 15% of all breast cancers—occurs after a patient has a negative mammogram and before her next recommended screening. These are “interval cancers,” and they carry big implications. Patients who receive a cancer diagnosis during the interim see poorer outcomes…