There’s A New Tool To Screen For Breast Cancer In Women At Higher Risk At Holy Redeemer Health System
Mammograms can miss cancer in women with dense breast tissue. A machine called A-bus – the Automated Breast Ultrasound System – is now being used at Holy Redeemer Health System.
European researchers are reporting that it is possible to perform mammography using pressure evenly exerted throughout breast and, therefore, less painful.
Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in North American women. A mammogram is the only screening test shown to reduce breast cancer-related mortality.
For nearly three decades 130,000 Swedish women between 40 and 74 were followed to try to find out if mammography screening has an impact on breast cancer mortality.