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  • Disadvantages Of Using Mammograms To Diagnose Breast Cancer

    asymptomatic screening mammograms are recommended. (“Mammograms,” 2014, para. 1). After the mammogram a tissue biopsy is the only way to know for certain that the area is cancerous. From the irregular area a sample of tissue is taken to be examined and analyzed under the microscope. (“Biopsy,” 2015, para. 1). There are many advantages and disadvantages to using mammograms to detect and diagnose breast cancer among women. Mammograms are used to help detect breast cancer in the early stages to increase survival rates among patients. Eltoukhy (2012, p. 123) says that digital mammography play an effective role in breast cancer survival. As causes of breast cancer are still widely speculated, early detection helps with cancer treatment. Although Depypere (2014, p. 482) states that mammograms are more effective for women over 50. With a study showing that out of 1000 mammograms 3 breast cancers will be detected and only one missed (Depypere, 2014, p. 482). Mammograms are an easy and accurate way of detecting breast cancer. Maitra (2012, p. 175) states that mammography is considered one of the most popular and accurate ways of detecting breast cancer. If a woman is asymptomatic, mammography has an 80-90% detection rate. However, while mammography are considered precise they are not perfect (Maitra, 2012, p. 175). It is argued that biopsies are the best method to detect breast cancer. Biopsy is a medical procedure that comes with risks as they are more invasive than mammograms.…

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  • Breast Cancer Synthesis Essay

    first discovery in the late 1960’s doctors have always recommended them over biopsy because they are more accurate. “ From the beginning mammography has been promoted as a silver bullet in the fight against breast cancer” (Reynolds 1). Just imagine how much more of a problem it would be, if there was no machines to help with the finding of Breast Cancer. Sadly our technology has not advanced to the point to where we can find a cure of Cancer but with the help of machines it can decrease it. “…

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  • Mammography Research Paper

    by nearly ⅓ since 1990.” “One in six breast cancers occur in women aged 40-49” “¾ of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease and are not considered high risk.” “Even for women 50+, skipping a mammogram every other year would miss up to 30% of cancers.” “For every 1,000 women who have a screening mammogram, 100 are recalled to get more mammography or ultrasound pictures, 20 are recommended to have a needle biopsy, and 5 are diagnosed with breast cancer.”…

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  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Case Study

    determine a proper treatment plan 1 . This is where ultrasound plays a large and important role to help get a more accurate and closer looks at these areas. Mammogram is also the modality that helps identify the mass or tumor, then ultrasound can be used to get a closer look at what exactly it looks like and the approximate size of the area. By using ultrasound, the sonographer or radiologist can look under the axillary region to look for and identify any axillary lymph nodes. Ultrasound is used…

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  • Ultrasound Vs Digital Images

    way people live, not only in the health industry but in their personal life, too. They allow people to capture memories and share their experiences with others. Digital and diagnostic are two types of images; diagnostic images are used by doctors while digital images are used by most people. The two types of images are created drastically different; digital is made from light whereas ultrasound, a type of diagnostic image, is made from sound. Although digital images have an important purpose,…

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  • Muscular Dystrophy Papers

    Muscular dystrophy is genetic disorder that is caused by a mutation in the genes, causing muscle mass to become weaker and degenerated. This is a consequence on the genes with mutation that have a missing protein responsible for muscle health. There are over forty types of muscular dystrophy and each varies in characteristics and severity. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common type and only boys are affected by it. Characteristics can vary depending on the type of muscular dystrophy,…

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  • Fine Needle Aspiration

    low compared that in developed countries (Pakin et al., 1999), the cancer picture in Sub-Saharan Africa and especially in Sudan is changing. Lately, breast cancer incidence and mortality has been raised. Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) is one of the important components of ‘triple approach’, which has been widely accepted for the preoperative diagnosis of breast lesions. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of the breast was first used in the 1930s by Martin and Ellis and later by Stewart at…

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  • Essay On Myotonic Dystrophy

    What is Muscular Dystrophy? MD is a type of disease that is inherited, which causes a loss and wasting away of the skeletal muscles in one’s body. Currently, there are several types of MD. This research paper will focus on Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy is the most common form of MD that affects the muscles of the face, neck, and arms, has no treatment and has several ways to be diagnosed, and has a foundation that helps people who have the disease with medical…

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  • Muscular Dystrophy Research Paper

    dystrophy is characterized by progressive muscle degeneration (Muscular Dystrophy Association). Muscle weakness appears in early childhood and progressively worsens; children with DMD are generally wheel-chair dependent by adolescence. Along with the DMD affecting the skeletal system, the cardiac muscles are also affected and result in cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy is a heart disease where weak cardiac muscle prevents the heart from pumping blood efficiently. Typically, males with DMD live into…

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  • Electro Diagnostic Testing Essay

    assist the patient in breathing while they are asleep. Eventually, when the muscles are severely weakened, the patient may need to use the device at all times, and may need a ventilation device. The decision to put the…

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