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#ImOnYourTeam: Breast Cancer Foundation’s latest campaign encourages support from men

#ImOnYourTeam: Breast Cancer Foundation’s latest campaign encourages support from men | Breast Imaging | Scoop.it
#ImOnYourTeam will run on BCF's Facebook, Instagram and Youtube platforms until October, which is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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This is a great idea. I hope it takes off during breast cancer awareness month coming up this year. Men should always support their women and make an incredible difference whether they realize it or not. #ImOnYourTeam
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#ImOnYourTeam: Breast Cancer Foundation’s latest campaign encourages support from men

#ImOnYourTeam: Breast Cancer Foundation’s latest campaign encourages support from men | Breast Imaging | Scoop.it
#ImOnYourTeam will run on BCF's Facebook, Instagram and Youtube platforms until October, which is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Ryan Polselli's insight:
This is a great idea. I hope it takes off during breast cancer awareness month coming up this year. Men should always support their women and make an incredible difference whether they realize it or not. #ImOnYourTeam
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Women Needed For New Breast Cancer Screening Study

Women Needed For New Breast Cancer Screening Study | Breast Imaging | Scoop.it
It will test whether annual mammograms are really the best way to screen for breast cancer, or if a more personalized approach involving genetics could deliver better results.
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The headline should say, "...or if a more personalized approach involving genetics AND mammograms could deliver a better result." In the medical and scientific community, there is no practical and effective substitute for a mammogram. However, genetics pose potential to fine tune a breast cancer screening regimen that includes mammograms.
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For older breast cancer survivors, unclear when to stop mammograms

Older breast cancer survivors who may not live long enough to benefit from routine mammograms are still often getting them, while some who do have more years ahead are not being screened, according to a U.S. study. Most guidelines agree that when a woman has short life expectancy because of old age or serious health conditions, screening mammography is of little benefit and presents potential harms.
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Life expectancy is uncertain and to predict with certainty that a mammogram will still be beneficial is therefore strictly impossible. However, I like to err on the side of caution and ask patients the following question: "If we did find a breast cancer, would you want to have treatment such as surgery and would you be able to survive that treatment?" If the answer is no, I would begin the conversation of possibly discontinuing annual screening mammograms.
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