February: National Cancer Prevention Month & the Month of Love – How do the two intertwine?

Not only is February considered to be the month of love, it’s also National Cancer Prevention Month – a great time to combine the two and show yourself some love by caring for your personal health, which includes your breasts. Each year, sixty thousand women in the U.S. are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. While … Continue reading February: National Cancer Prevention Month & the Month of Love – How do the two intertwine?

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A Trend to Watch: AI in Women’s Health

By Diane Clifford, Director of Marketing, iCAD, Inc. Each new year brings with it new trends. Even though artificial intelligence (AI) has been a widely discussed topic impacting nearly every industry over the past few years, we can expect to hear much more about it in 2018 – particularly as it relates to women’s health. … Continue reading A Trend to Watch: AI in Women’s Health

The Unmasking of Breast Cancer in Dense Breasts: The Elephant in the Examining Room

Breast cancer screening by mammography reduces mortality from breast cancer. Mammography has been a breast surveillance procedure for four decades with the publication of the first randomized controlled trial, Health Insurance Plan (HIP) in 1966, when I was fourteen years old. My advanced stage breast cancer thirty-eight years later matched the conclusions of the first randomized controlled trial of mammography, which illustrated the limitations of mammography in glandular (dense) tissue.

Study Shows Breast Density is Most Common Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

By Diane Clifford, Director of Marketing, Cancer Detection, iCAD, Inc. An estimated 40% of women have dense breast tissue that may mask the presence of cancerous tissue.i Breast tissue is made of lobules, ducts, and fatty and fibrous connective tissue.ii When a woman has more fibrous tissue than fatty tissue, her breasts are considered dense.ii Given that cancer … Continue reading Study Shows Breast Density is Most Common Risk Factor for Breast Cancer