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New Approaches to Women’s Health
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Check here for a brief roundup of the latest women’s health news.
Too Much Imaging in Stage I and II Breast Cancer Patients
Inappropriate imaging is still performed among asymptomatic women with stage I or II breast cancer in Ontario.
Breast Cancer Screening Reduces Breast Cancer Mortality
Breast cancer screening for women aged 50 to 74 does reduce breast cancer mortality.
Physical Activity Trims Breast Cancer Risk
Women who exercise may lower their risk, although those who have received hormone replacement therapy may not get the same benefit. Organized programs can help.
High Blood Sugar Elevates Breast Cancer Risks
Outcomes are poorer for young women and others with breast cancer when blood sugar levels reflect prediabetes or undiagnosed diabetes. What can you do?
Additional Screening May Not Be Necessary for Dense Breasts
Supplemental or alternative screening for breast cancer does not need to be an automatic process for women with dense breast tissue.
MRI to Determine BPE Levels May Help Predict Breast Cancer
MRI may determine which women at risk for breast cancer most need supplemental screening, based on their BPE levels.
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