The article Posted on March 30, 2017 by the American College of Radiology begins: A recent analysis of newly added 2014 data to the National Cancer Institute SEER database by R. Edward Hendrick, PhD, shows that the breast cancer death rate has now fallen 38 percent since 1990. Read more...
Recent News and Views
Breast Cancer Deaths Continue Yearly Decline
3 Apr 2017
Today Show Episode with Joan Lunden and Dr. Calamari
19 Oct 2016
Watch the Today Show episode with Joan Lunden speaking with Dr. Calamari about mammography and the importance of knowing if you have dense breasts: Read more...
Mammography Saves Lives
Mammography Saves Lives ™ Campaign Helps Clear Confusion
Women confused about when to have a mammogram have a new interactive source of information http://www.MammographySavesLives.org — launching this week along with a series of public service announcements on television and radio stations across the country. To clear confusion, reduce unnecessary breast cancer deaths, and help women avoid extensive treatment for advanced cancers that went undetected because they did not get annual mammograms, the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), and the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) have launched the Mammography Saves Lives™ (MSL) campaign. The MSL coalition has produced a series of TV and radio public service announcements, featuring breast cancer survivors, diagnosed in their 40s with the aid of mammography, who urge women to begin getting annual mammograms at age 40 and inform them that:
Mammography has helped reduce the breast cancer death rate by nearly 1/3 since 1990
Mammography can detect cancer early when it’s most treatable and can be treated less invasively
¾ of women diagnosed have no family history of breast cancer or other factors that put them at high risk for developing the disease (so screening only high risk women misses majority of cancers).