Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

by Medindia Content Team on  July 31, 2004 at 10:16 AM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer may be detected earlier using a computer-assisted detection system ( CAD) , according to a recent study. CAD is a computer-based analysis designed to find breast abnormalities. It identifies calcifications in the breast that appear only as tiny white specks on mammography film. These tiny white specks could be early cancers.
Advertisement

Researchers reviewed the cases of 519 patients with breast cancer. Breast-imaging specialists used CAD to scan and analyze the missed cancers of mammograms and had the potential to identify 71 percent of them. The CAD was able to mark tumors as suspicious on mammograms taken one year before the diagnosis of cancer.

Advertisement
Overall, the false-negative rate before the CAD screening was 31 percent compared to 19 percent after the CAD analysis. However researchers say that the CAD is not a replacement for readings by radiologists, but it can assist in isolating irregularities in the breast for the doctor to re-evaluate.

Thus researchers conclude saying that finding cancer earlier is the best way to increase cancer-free survival, resulting in less surgery, less chemotherapy, and less emotional stress for the patient and his or her family.
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Women and Cancer Pagets disease of the breast Mastitis Cancer and Homeopathy Breast Cancer Facts Cancer Facts Cancer Breasts - Structures and Types Breast Lumps Breast Lumps-Screening 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive