Archives: July 2015

  • Smoking Still Major Contributing Factor in Cancer Deaths

    July 27, 2015
    While tobacco use is on the decline across the United States, the effects of years of use are still be felt by those who once held the habit. Researchers have found that nearly half of all cancer deaths, caused by certain forms of the disease, are linked to smoking. The latest study into the dangers of this habit comes...read more
  • Breast Cancer Screenings Can Reduce Death Risks Dramatically

    July 15, 2015
    With an estimated 231,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed annually in the United States and about 40,000 deaths, the need to detect this cancer early and begin treatments is high. Women who find their cancer in its earliest stages are likely to discover their treatment options are greater and the chances for success of those treatments much higher. Researchers...read more
  • Fear of Radiation Exposure May Be Lowering Mammography Numbers

    July 1, 2015
    A misunderstanding about the amount of radiation received during routine mammograms might be frightening patients from reporting for these potentially life-saving screenings. Researchers presented the findings of a study into this topic during the 2014 ARRS Annual Meeting in San Diego. The study revealed that not one of the subjects who participated was able to correctly identify the amount...read more

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