MIT AI Breast Cancer Model Said as Reliable as Radiologists

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Studies show the benefits of yearly mammograms for women starting at age 40 are much better than the risks of having mammograms, because often times when breast cancer is discovered from other screening methods it is at an advanced stage.

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October is breast cancer awareness month which is why you may be seeing a lot more pink right now.

Walk-ins will be accommodated as able.

In India, one in twenty five people are diagnosed with breast cancer annually which as compared to developed countries like US/ UK is less where 1 in 8 patients are diagnosed annually.

This year's "Human Pink Ribbon" will be formed at ConnextCare Pulaski 61 Delano St., beginning at 10 a.m. "In the United States, one in every 69 women between the ages of 40 and 49 is diagnosed with breast cancer".

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To screen oneself for breast cancer, the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. suggests performing the test in three stages: first in the shower, then in front of a mirror, and then in a lying position.

Fewer than one percent of all breast cancer develops in men.

Breast cancers that have spread to other parts of the body are more hard to treat and tend to have a poorer outlook. Learn what breast cancer can look and feel like and do self-breast exams monthly. Additionally, a woman's risk of breast cancer almost doubles if she has a mother, sister or daughter diagnosed with breast cancer; however, less than 15 percent of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it, according to breastcancer.org. Families with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation have increased risk for developing male breast cancer. If you do not have health insurance, or if your insurance does not cover breast exams and mammograms, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program at the Carroll County Health Department can help. Your health care provider may want you to start screening earlier or get screened more frequently if you have risk factors for breast cancer.

"Both of these cancers are treated the same way and only differ in the cells of the breast they grow from", said Dr. Cletus Arciero, associate director for surgery at Glenn Family Breast Center, part of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. "Since radionuclides are used in imaging and locating tumors, we can now simultaneously image and treat breast cancer metastasis using the same radionuclide".

When treatment is working for a patient who is fighting cancer, the light at the end of the tunnel is easier to see.

Over the years of their nonprofit's advocacy, she said the programming has evolved from their earliest efforts to just get Black woman to regularly access their mammograms, but now the bigger fight continues for equal treatment following the diagnosis.

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