Women's Health

Adherence to Tamoxifen, AIs Among Older Women is Low, Study Shows

Adherence to Tamoxifen, AIs Among Older Women is Low, Study Shows

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A data analysis reveals the likelihood of older women with to ER-positive DCIS to initiate and adhere to adjuvant tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors.

Low Incidence of Cervical Cancer for HPV-Negative Women

Low Incidence of Cervical Cancer for HPV-Negative Women

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative women have low long-term incidence of cervical cancer and CIN3+, which supports an extension of the cervical screening interval beyond five years for some, according to a study.

Most Women Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Perceive High PCP Quality

Most Women Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Perceive High PCP Quality

Overall, 66.2 and 69.1 percent of women perceive high PCP engagement and communication

Low Fat Diet Helps Postmenopausal Women Avoid Deadly Breast Cancer

Low Fat Diet Helps Postmenopausal Women Avoid Deadly Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal women who stayed on a low fat diet for an extended time had a reduced risk of death from invasive breast cancers, according to clinical trial data.

<i>BRCA1</i> Mutation May Reduce Women's Fertility

BRCA1 Mutation May Reduce Women's Fertility

The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries,according to a recent report.

Metformin May Reduce Cancer Mortality Risk for Women

Metformin May Reduce Cancer Mortality Risk for Women

Older women with diabetes and cancer taking metformin saw an increase in survival.

Home Visits From Promotora Increased Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Latinas

Home Visits From Promotora Increased Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Latinas

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Latina women in the United States nearly doubled their rate of screening for breast cancer after visits from a health-promoting promotora.

Telephone Follow-Up Effective for Stage I Endometrial Cancer

Telephone Follow-Up Effective for Stage I Endometrial Cancer

Nurse-based telephone follow-up was as effective as traditional hospital based follow-up for for stage I endometrial cancer.

Adherence to Pap Smear Testing Not Influenced by Free or For-a-fee Among Low-income Swedish Women

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Offering free pap smears for cervical cancer screening did not increase pap smear frequency in low income women, even though low income and socioeconomic status are more likely to predict women skipping pap smears.

Prognosis Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

Prognosis Poor for Women With Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma

Among women aged up to 49 years with a pregnancy-associated melanoma, recurrence rates were higher than seen in other groups.

Letrozole Tied to Ovarian Function Recovery for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Letrozole Tied to Ovarian Function Recovery for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Findings in women aged 40 to 49 years with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer showed a restoration of ovarian function with letrozole treatment following undergo chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea.

Thyroid Function Level Associated With Breast Cancer Risk

Thyroid Function Level Associated With Breast Cancer Risk

An increased risk of breast cancer observed in women with hyperthyroidism, and a lower risk for hypothyroidism.

<i>BRCA</i> Mutation Testing Rates on the Increase in Young Women

BRCA Mutation Testing Rates on the Increase in Young Women

Among young women diagnosed with breast cancer, frequency of testing 95 percent in 2013

False-Positive Mammography Results Common for Those Undergoing Digital Mammography

False-Positive Mammography Results Common for Those Undergoing Digital Mammography

Highest rates of false-positive mammography results and additional imaging seen for women 40 to 49 years old.

RSNA: Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor Increased Post ACA

RSNA: Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor Increased Post ACA

Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms in the United States.

Incidence of Undetected Cancer in Patients Undergoing Gynecologic Surgery for a Benign Condition Higher Than Estimated

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Researchers in Massachusetts sought to determine how frequently cancer is diagnosed in women after undergoing gynecologic surgery for a problem believed to be benign.

Breastfeeding Associated With A Reduced Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer

Breastfeeding Associated With A Reduced Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer

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A large international study shows that breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of developing hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. This breastfeeding meta-analysis shows the risk was reduced by up to 20% in women who breastfed.

Incidence of endometrial cancer increasing across multiple racial groups

Incidence of endometrial cancer increasing across multiple racial groups

Non-Hispanic black women have higher endometrial cancer incidence and lower survival across all stages and subtypes.

Appropriate use of tomosynthesis mammography

Appropriate use of tomosynthesis mammography

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With the availability of tomosynthesis mammography, should women at high risk for developing breast cancer still undergo annual MRI?

Abnormal prenatal testing, subsequent diagnosis of maternal cancer examined

Abnormal prenatal testing, subsequent diagnosis of maternal cancer examined

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Small number of occult malignancies subsequently diagnosed among pregnant women whose results showed chromosomal abnormalities.

Regular mammograms may cause widespread overdiagnosis

Regular mammograms may cause widespread overdiagnosis

No significant difference in breast cancer deaths seen in counties with higher screening and detection rates.

Racial differences in breast cancer survival

Racial differences in breast cancer survival

The links between demographic, treatment, and socioeconomic factors and breast cancer survival were examined in a recent study.

Embryo cryopreservation possible for women with breast cancer

Embryo cryopreservation possible for women with breast cancer

Embryo cryopreservation after aromatase inhibitor treatment and ovarian stimulation preserves fertility for patients with breast cancer, according to a study published online.

Breast cancer false alarms have a negative impact on women's health

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A false breast cancer diagnosis can have long-lasting psychological effects.

Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death from breast cancer by 40%

Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death from breast cancer by 40%

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Women ages 50 to 69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40% compared with women who are not screened, according to the latest evidence.

Women's contribution to health care is nearly 5% of global GDP, almost half unpaid

Women's contribution to health care is nearly 5% of global GDP, almost half unpaid

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Women contribute approximately $3 trillion to health care globally, much of which is unrecognized.

Evidence for screening mammography for women in their 40s remains limited

Evidence for screening mammography for women in their 40s remains limited

A new research review indicates that breast screening in the 40s may not prevent breast cancer deaths, but the conclusion among researchers wasn't unanimous.

In mothers, non-invasive prenatal fetal testing can detect early cancer

In mothers, non-invasive prenatal fetal testing can detect early cancer

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) can be employed as a less-invasive means to detect cancer in expecting mothers.

"Smarter" cancer screening advised for women with dense breasts

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Not all women with dense breasts have a high enough breast cancer risk to justify additional imaging after a normal mammogram, according to a recent study.

Inconsistent Medicaid expansion would widen disparities in screenings for women's cancers

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Low-income and women without insurance in states that are not expanding their Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid coverage are less likely to receive breast and cervical cancer screenings.

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