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Rates of breast cancer survivors receiving annual mammograms dropped 1.5% per year from 2009 to 2016—and that’s before COVID-19 shutdowns.
Public health advocates have worked for years to address racial gaps in cancer outcomes by establishing programs like Body & Soul.
In a new study, researchers show reports of mammograms’ harms were exaggerated.
Screening Black women for breast cancer starting at age 40 would decrease deaths by 57%.
Terlisa Sheppard, age 54, is an 18-year survivor of metastatic breast cancer.
Prolonged delays in cancer screening for low-income women during the pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities.
Transgender men and women, nonbinary people and cisgender men also get breast cancer—but are not reflected in breast cancer campaigns.
The early cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
Studies have shown an alarming drop in screenings—and more advanced cancer—during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new legal challenge seeks to end the requirement that most Americans must receive preventive services like mammograms free of charge.
The findings coincide with plummeting breast cancer screening rates due, in part, to COVID-19 pandemic fears and barriers.
The new consensus guidelines apply to women who have had breast cancer in the past and were at least 75 years old.
The Food and Drug Administration re-emphasizes that mammography is still the most effective breast cancer screening test.
Jamil Rivers, 42, is the board president of METAvivor, a nonprofit breast cancer organization. She is living with metastatic breast cancer.
Language barriers prevent some women from receiving potentially lifesaving breast cancer screenings.
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