Articles tagged with: breast cancer

Breast Cancer Infographic Tells It Like It Is

Breast cancer_infographicThis infographic is pink and feminine, but there's nothing frilly about the facts it contains.

Breast cancer is a killer disease that impact millions of women, as well as a small percentage of men. There's a 1 in 8 chance that a woman will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.

Breast cancer is a disease best fought through early detection. Equip yourself for battle by finding out the facts, and taking of your body.

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Deborah Rhodes: Do You Know Which Group You're In?

deborah-rhodes.jpgWorking with a team of physicists, Dr. Deborah Rhodes developed a new tool for tumor detection that's 3 times as effective as traditional mammograms for women with dense breast tissue.

The life-saving implications are stunning. So why haven't we heard of it? Rhodes shares the story behind the tool's creation, and the web of politics and economics that keep it from mainstream use.

Deborah Rhodes is an expert at managing breast-cancer risk. The director of the Mayo Clinic’s Executive Health Program is now testing a gamma camera that can see tumors that get missed by mammography.

For all of the lives it saves, mammography still cannot detect the early onset of breast cancer in as many as one of every four women ages 40 to 49.

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