Joan Killoren speaking to WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee. (WWJ photo)

It’s National Mammography Day

If you can’t afford a mammogram, there are programs to help.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2013

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New Screening Tech Spots Breast Cancer Early

A Metro Detroit hospital is the first in the area applying a new kind of technology for breast cancer screening.


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Karmanos Touts SoftVue’s Advanced Pain-Free Breast Cancer Imaging

Peter Littrup, M.D. of Karmanos Cancer Institute describes SoftVue, a new form of ultrasound that is pain-free and intended to replace mammography.

CBS 62–05/16/2013

Study: Mammograms Still Beneficial To Beat Cancer For Older Women

Dr. Michael Simon, Professor of Oncology at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit says there’s been an ongoing debate over when women should begin having annual mammograms.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2013

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When Should You Get Your First Mammogram?

Many women are uncertain about when they should begin having the tests because of confusing reports in the media.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2012

Grand Valley State University's Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences just east of downtown Grand Rapids. Photo Grand Valley State University

GVSU Research Suggests Early, Routine Mammograms Would Help Early Cancer Detection

A Grand Valley State University student initiated a study of Michigan breast cancer patients that suggests routine mammography and self-breast exams continue for women ages 40-49 as important screening tools, despite recommendations from a national task force.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2011

Mammogram Testing On The Decline?

Only half of insured women ages 40 to 85 got a mammogram between 2006 through 2009.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2010

UM: Routine Mammograms Still Recommended

A year after a government panel revised its recommendations for breast cancer screening, many professional organizations have not followed suit. Where does this leave the average woman? “Experts agree mammography saves lives, and all major […]


Study: Mammograms Usefulness Limited

Mammograms don’t help women over 50 as much as has been believed, new research suggests. Only a third of the reduced risk of death credited to breast cancer screening is actually deserved — the rest […]