If you can’t afford a mammogram, there are programs to help.
A Metro Detroit hospital is the first in the area applying a new kind of technology for breast cancer screening.
Peter Littrup, M.D. of Karmanos Cancer Institute describes SoftVue, a new form of ultrasound that is pain-free and intended to replace mammography.
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.
Many women are uncertain about when they should begin having the tests because of confusing reports in the media.
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.
Only half of insured women ages 40 to 85 got a mammogram between 2006 through 2009.
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