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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.
The reduction in mortality was most evident during the first 10 years of follow-up after the first scan at age 40.
Speak up, especially when it comes to being an advocate for your own health!
However, the jury is still out on whether such screening really does lower women’s risk of death.
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