Radiation therapy is effective in treating breast cancer but typically requires dozens of visits over five to seven weeks. A newer protocol takes just three weeks.
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December 10, 2014 Three weeks of radiation works just as well as six weeks for most women with early stage breast cancer. But doctors have been slow to make that switch. Money may be one big reason why, a study says.
Life online is all about sharing images. Being able to share medical images would make health care a lot easier, patients say.
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December 5, 2014 Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.
A woman gets a mammogram in Putanges, France.
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March 19, 2013 Researchers suggest that guidelines for regular breast cancer screening should look beyond a woman's age. Dense breast tissue, a cancer risk factor, may be a reason to consider earlier screening with mammograms.
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