Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
Computer programs designed to help radiologists could identify more cases of breast cancer, but they might also increase the number of false-positive results, which can lead to biopsies in healthy women, according to a recent systematic review. Using computer-aided detection mammography, "you do catch some cases that would have been missed if the mammogram had been read only by a...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, but as a film shows, it's a sobering, year-round concern
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
October has traditionally been labeled Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, taking a look at the two dozen or so women gathered in the Frobese Conference Center Auditorium at Abington Memorial Hospital recently, every month -- indeed, every day -- should be a cause for awareness and concern. And so, in order to face, understand and discuss risks, AMH hosted a...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Because of advances in medicine and more emphasis on healthy living, people in the United States are living longer. In fact, according to recent statistics, by the year 2050, 79 million people will be older than 65. That's the good news. The bad news is that the single, greatest risk factor for developing cancer is aging. According to studies by...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In its role of caring for and counseling newly diagnosed cancer patients -- as well as the afflicted no longer in remission and caregivers of cancer patients -- the Wellness Community of Philadelphia has been recognized for its outreach and assistance. As part of its ongoing mission to spread awareness about cancer-related programs and services, TWCP held its 10th annual...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Though multiple media outlets have hailed the recent findings of a cervical-cancer study as a major advancement in the detection of the disease, local doctors are wary to embrace such news at face value. These doctors advise patients to understand this controversial issue in its entirety before assuming that the study results, recently published in the New England Journal of...
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