30 August 2018
In 7 years, Discovery cancer diagnoses increase 45%. Breast cancer is the most treated cancer for female Discovery members, average South Africans and women globally. The report says the prevalence of breast cancer increased by 42% among Discovery members, with incidents increasing significantly from the age of 40. Discovery spent 103% more on cancer treatment the past six years – totalling R3bn in 2017.
31 July 2018
DBT (Digital Breast Tomosymthesis – 3D MMG) again beats FFDM (Full Field Digital Mammogram – 2 D MMG) for screening
Another research study has found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performs better than digital mammography for breast cancer screening, reducing recall rates and also time to biopsy and final diagnosis.
16 July 2018
Early Breast Cancer Screening = Less extensive treatment Regular breast cancer screening with mammography for younger women translates into a lower stage at breast cancer diagnosis and less-extensive treatment, according […]
23 August 2017
August 21, 2017 — Annual breast cancer screening with mammography starting at age 40 results in a nearly 40% reduction in breast cancer-specific deaths compared with screening at less-frequent intervals, […]