January 25, 2010 Accidents involving medical radiation are uncommon. But the potential for harm and the cases of unintended injuries to patients serve as reminders for vigilance.
January 6, 2010 The doctors who read mammograms for a living recommend most women begin getting annual mammograms starting at age 40 and have one every year. For women at particularly high risk for breast cancer, mammograms should start by age 30 but not before 2...
December 8, 2009 Soy is OK, and maybe even helpful, to women who've had breast cancer, new research suggests.
December 8, 2009 More screening for cancers of the colon and rectum is lowering the rates of disease and deaths.
December 1, 2009 A revision proposed by Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski appears crafted in part to squelch criticism of government rationing under Democrats' plans for health overhaul.
November 25, 2009 For now, mammography is the best bet for detecting breast cancer, but there's plenty of room for improvement.
November 20, 2009 Meddling in medical recommendations is nothing new for politicians
November 20, 2009 A new guideline suggesting that less testing for cervical cancer makes more medical sense comes as a separate recommendation that women delay the start of routine mammograms until age 50 has become part of the debate over health care reform.
November 18, 2009 In 1997, an expert committee argued over mammography advice for women in their 40s and concluded, in a split decision, that the evidence did not support their routine use.
October 21, 2009 Cancer experts are reconsidering the drawbacks and benefits of big pushes for cancer screening.
October 13, 2009 Men whose prostates were removed in robotic surgery were 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed as incontinent and 40 percent more likely to be found impotent than those who got standard surgery.
October 8, 2009 Women who died of breast cancer were much less likely to have had mammograms than women who had them, a study finds.
October 5, 2009 Research on how chromosomes protect genes during reproduction garnered a Nobel Prize for three scientists.
September 28, 2009 More women with breast cancer are getting mastectomies to prevent occurrence of the disease in the unaffected breast.
August 31, 2009 More than a million men diagnosed early with prostate cancer may have had no benefit from the test results.
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