Current recommendations for breast cancer screening?

Awareness. For you few years from now regular breast examination by the physician, monthly self examination, annual mammography , if needed sonography, some times mri, core needle biopsy of suspicious dencities. Genetic study ( braca i & ii ) if there is strong family history.
Depends. Most us radiographic and oncologic groups recommend annual mammograpic screening beginning at age 40. (continuing as long as life expectancy exceeds 10 years.) european groups point out the lower likelihood of breast cancer in young women and the higher false positive rate and recommend later, and less frequent screenings obviously - a strong family history may change your personal recommendation.

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Screening for breast cancer--need latest us recommendations and rationale?

Awareness. Form age 35 (in suspicious group ) to 40 yrs and on regular breast examination by the physician, monthly self examination, annual mammography , if needed sonography, some times mri, core needle biopsy of suspicious dencities. Genetic study ( braca i & ii ) if there is strong family history. Read more...
ACS. We agree with the american cancer society guidelines of your first mammogram at age 35 .This would be as a baseline and to determine your breast tissue density. This is being recognized as a risk factor on its own and in conjunction with your family history and history of exposure to estrogen can be used to plan future mammograms and breast ultrasounds. Read more...

What tests are used for screening for breast cancer?

Radiologic. The best screening procedure for breast cancer is breast palpation. To pick up the earliest lesions, mammography is the best procedure with improved digital and 3D formats. This is followed by sonography to define a localized site in thickened breast tissue and tell whether a lesion has fluid. For a more detailed study, MRI of the breast can detect many lesions not seen on mammo. Read more...

What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

They do great job. Susan komen gets breast ca in her thirties and dies in her thirties, due to lack of awareness, treatment choices is the genesis , over billion dollars were well spent, many lives were saved, . Due to cure support of planned parenthood, trapped in political controversy, major leaders resigned, great organisations will never die, and are needed to save more woman. Read more...
Still there. The komen foundation still provides money to organizations to provide screening mammograms. I recommend checking iwth your local health department to programs. Komen relies on donations to keep providing this worthwhile services. Read more...

Anybody have any other alternatives for breast cancer screening?

What do you. Mean by alternatives? The commonly accepted screening tools are mammography with supplementation by ultrasound. Sometimes ultrasound alone is used in young women as a first line tool. Mri can be a very helpful evaluating exam in patients with dense/complex breast tissue or increased risk because of genetic markers or family history. Read more...

Wanted to know where can I obtain a free breast cancer screening in dallas?

Call or look up. Call or look up your local chapter of the american cancer society (www.Cancer.Org) or susan g. Komen (ww5.Komen.Org) to ask what is available in your area. Read more...

Please explain who has the power to reduce charges for breast cancer screening?

Breast cancer. There are a number of charges that are expensive to patients including by not limited to chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Since i perform reconstructive surgery i can only comment on those. In the us there are several issues with insurance and how they treat their clients and physicians. That being said the fee schedules are provided to administrators of practices and vary regionally. Read more...
No one person. Like anything that costs money there is no one person who dictates what things cost. The cost of screening is usually based on the equipment, pay for the staff, malpractice insurance, rent for the offifce, etc. Just like the cost of a resturant meal is related to the factors that it takes to make that meal. There are women's health clinics that may offer discounted rates, sometimes even free. Read more...

Can you tell me exactly when is it a good time to start screening for breast cancer?

Age 50 or earlier. Mammograms can detect breast cancer at any age, but the biggest benefit is between the ages of 50 and 74. Starting in your 40's or earlier, or continuing on past age 74 is an individual decision based on risks and preferences. For a complete list of preventive recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. Read more...

Can you tell me exactly when is the best time or age for screening of breast cancer?

See below. Usually recommend yearly breast physical examination beginning in age 20's, yearly mammogram after age 40. Best to do mammograms a few weeks after the menstrual cycle for better visualization. Read more...