Breast Health News

September 5, 2017
Texas women may soon have a better chance of catching and beating breast cancer. A new law that went into effect Friday requires commercial health insurance providers in Texas to cover the cost of high-tech 3-D mammograms, rather than just the traditional 2-D mammograms that have been offered for years. “I think we are going […]
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August 29, 2017
Through a generous $150,000 pledge by the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary, a 3-D mammography unit was recently installed at the hospital, providing patients with greater clarity and accuracy in detecting breast cancer over two-dimensional imaging. PHC auxiliary co-chair Rose McQuade, left, with auxiliary co-chair Peg Lindlom at the 3-D mammography ribbon cutting. Members of the […]
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August 28, 2017
Earlier this year, a bill known as HB 1036 passed in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate and was subsequently signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Sponsored by Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston), the law requires all commercial insurance providers in Texas to cover the cost of digital breast tomosynthesis […]
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August 24, 2017
The American Cancer Society’s guidelines say that women should begin getting annual mammograms to screen for breast cancer once they turn 45 — but new research may just change that. A study published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the ACS, suggests that there may be life-saving value in getting tested even earlier, beginning at age 40. For […]
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August 15, 2017
Jane Monzures is at Northwestern Medicine to learn about the latest innovation in mammography. She’s getting a look at how the new type of testing is making a big difference for women. Plus, we meet a woman who says the new technology is making her experience with annual mammograms much easier. Read and watch more […]
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