TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 -- Thanks to high-tech imaging, mammograms ordered when breast cancer is suspected are catching more tumors -- but the percentage of false alarms is up, too, a new study finds.
These so-called diagnostic mammograms are performed because of certain symptoms or other suspicious findings. They are not the same as routine screening mammograms, said the study's lead author, Brian Sprague.
TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 -- Though testing for two genes that raise breast cancer risk has been around for decades, a new survey finds many high-risk women don't get the test, often because they aren't told to by their doctors.
Among women with the highest risk, about eight of 10 said they wanted testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. But, "only about half of them actually got the testing they should get," said study author Dr. Allison Kurian, from Stanford University's School of Medicine.