Health and medical news for the week of September 24, 2018

Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk? A new study corroborates the evidence gathered by previous research, suggesting that women with low levels of vitamin D after menopause onset have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. What signs of breast cancer are there other than a lump? breast lump or mass is just one of the possible … Read More

Research shows 3D mammography helps in accuracy of detecting breast cancer

In a healthcare journal article published in 2017,  more and more clinical evidence indicates that using 3D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), for breast cancer screening reduces recall rates and increases the detection of invasive cancers. Now another benefit of the technology is coming to the forefront: Adding DBT to digital mammography helps radiologists categorize lesions more accurately. … Read More

Study: 3D mammography finds smaller cancer than 2D mammography does

According to a presentation made at a radiology-centered medical convention, a study was presented that showed breast cancer screening utilizing 3D mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), identifies smaller breast cancer when compared to 2D screening mammography. This finding indicates that this technology can improve health outcomes for women diagnosed with early breast cancer. Smaller … Read More

Health and medical news for the week of September 17, 2018

2 million US teens are vaping marijuana A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. One-fifth of American adults experience chronic pain, CDC estimates Living in poverty or rural areas increases the odds of suffering from chronic pain, and one-fifth of … Read More

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Although researchers do not know the exact cause of prostate cancer, they have found that men with certain risk factors are more likely to develop the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be changed. Others, like a person’s age or family history, can’t be changed. In today’s … Read More