Essay on Breat Cancer Screening

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BREAST CANCER SCREENING DR. DANA MORTEZ ARLECIA PURVIS JULY 17, 2011

Current research shows mammograms are stronger than in the past. In a recent study it has confirmed that mammograms benefit for women in their forties and fifties. Women feel confident about the benefits that are associated with a regular mammograms for finding cancer early. However, mammograms can have their limitations. A mammogram will miss some cancers, and it sometimes can lead to follow up of findings that are not cancer that could include biopsies. Women should be told about the benefits, limitations, and potential harms that are linked with regular breast cancer screening. Mammograms can miss some cancers. But
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Their is more advance technology out their that helps detect breast cancer. The digital mammography is better to get because the image can be enhanced to view the breast tissue better to detect the disease. It allows various doctors to view those information electronically for further evaluation. The film mammography is stored on film that is used for younger women than women in their forty and sixties to detect the cancer. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. This test may find tumors that are too small to feel. A mammogram may also find duct carcinoma ,abnormal cell in the suitable in the lining of a breast duct, which may become invasive cancer in some women. The ability of a mammogram to find cancer may depend on the size of the tumor, the density of the breast tissue, and the skill of the radiologist. Mammograms are less likely to find breast tumors in women younger than fifty years than in older women. This may be because younger women have denser breast tissue that appears white on a mammogram. A tumor also appears white on a mammogram, which makes it hard to find. (NCI, March 2010)
3. From your research and analysis of the Breast Cancer Screening process, does the data demonstrate a favorable or unfavorable link between Breast Cancer Screening detection performed before disease symptoms have manifested in the patient, as opposed to diagnostic testing that takes place after disease

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