MRI Better Than Mammogram for Detecting Breast Cancer

Ocean Davies Camryn Young and Diana Owens

Ocean Davies Camryn Young and Diana Owens

Fighting breast cancer one dish at a time, Yalla Mediterranean will be donating a portion of every entrée sold in the month of October to Susan G. Komen® in an effort to raise awareness and funds to support the nonprofit's mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.

"Breast cancer is a concern for everyone".

As a new business in the community, Larson says it feels great to be a part of such an fantastic cause.

She says the Wisconsin Well Woman program can help women who need additional screening. "So all of our proceeds from our eyebrow waxing and our hair extensions today will go towards that".

Visit the University Police booth in front of the University Student Union during U-Hour (noon to 1 p.m.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays for resources on breast cancer and to support the Pink Patch Project.

The idea is to determine your lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.

In March, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging released new guidelines for breast cancer screening in women at greater than average risk. It is generally used in addition to mammography because MRI may miss some cancers that mammography picks up. Yet breast cancer also has one of the highest survival rates, largely thanks to early detection services such as screening mammograms.

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Susan G. Komen® is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research, after the USA government.

In the United States, cancer statistics reported that in 2016, some 250,000 new breast cancer cases were diagnosed, and approximately 40,000 people died of the disease. "They will also be taught how to examine their own breasts", Norbal said.

How can you protect yourself against Breast Cancer? For the average woman, its about 12.5 percent; for high-risk women, its 20 percent or higher.

[1] Increase in cancer detection associated with an overall decrease in false positives.

Peplinski says mammograms are the best tool available to discover cancers early when they are the easiest to treat.

The two main treatment options for breast cancer remain lumpectomy, which removes the lesion, and total mastectomy, which removes all the tissue on the affected side.

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