Screenings offered between October 18-October 29 at a local school in North Philadelphia build on Penn Medicine’s commitment to improving care and outcomes among low-income and minority patients.
Category: Women’s Imaging
A new study looking at U.S. mammography screening rates during the first five months of the pandemic found both a strong rebound in breast cancer screening rates and a concerning cumulative deficit in mammograms due to missed appointments, as well as uncovering disparities when looking at screening according to race.Read More
According to a new study in the American Journal of Roentgenology, contrast-enhanced mammography showed concordance with MRI in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer and breast augmentation.Read More
For women who had participated in both of their previous two mammograms, the incidence of dying from breast cancer within 10 years of diagnosis was 50% lower than in women who did not attend either of the last two screening examinations.Read More
Attendance at regular mammography screening substantially reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a large study of over half a million women, published in the journal Radiology.Read More
Swelling of lymph nodes in the armpit area is a normal response to COVID-19 vaccinations, but when they are seen on mammograms, they can be mistaken for nodes that are swollen because of cancer.Read More