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Monthly Archives: March 2012

MRI screening for women with a family history of breast cancer but no genetic predisposition is expensive but could be cost-effective for some

Vienna, Austria: Adding magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to standard breast cancer screening approaches is expensive, though it could be cost effective for a group of women who may not have inherited the breast cancer susceptibility genes, but who have a … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 11:00 am
Posted in Cancer

Twenty-year results from national breast cancer screening programme show a significant drop in deaths, limited harm and reasonable costs

Vienna, Austria: Results from one of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programmes have shown that it has contributed to a drop in deaths from the disease, that any harm caused by the screening, such as false positives and over-diagnosis, … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 11:00 am
Posted in Cancer

Dense breasts can nearly double the risk of breast cancer recurrence

Vienna, Austria: Women aged 50 and over with breasts that have a high percentage of dense tissue are at greater risk of their breast cancer recurring, according to Swedish research presented at the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8) in … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 8:00 am
Posted in Cancer

Pregnancy is safe for women with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer

Vienna, Austria: New research has shown for the first time that it is safe for women who have been diagnosed with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer to become pregnant, despite doctors’ previous fears that pregnancy could boost levels of oestrogen … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Fatty diets may be associated with reduced semen quality

Men’s diets, in particular the amount and type of different fats they eat, could be associated with their semen quality according to the results of a study published online in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1]. The study … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility
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