Blood test helped detect cancer before symptoms, study finds

For the first time, a blood test has been shown to help detect many types of cancer in a study of thousands of people with no history or symptoms of the disease. The test is still experimental. Even its fans say it needs to be improved and that Tuesday’s results are not ideal. Yet they […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority offering free mammograms in Hartford this weekend

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Free mammograms are being offered in Hartford this weekend to women who don’t have insurance. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority mobile mammography unit will be available in Hartford to provide free screenings Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wilson Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center. Their mammography truck […]

Cancer, heart surgeries delayed as coronavirus alters care

Some cancer surgeries are being delayed, many stent procedures for clogged arteries have been pushed back and infertility specialists were asked to postpone helping patients get pregnant. Doctors in virtually every field are scrambling to alter care as the new coronavirus spreads. Medical groups issued advice this week on how hospitals and doctors should adapt […]

Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest. Although the risk is very small, doctors say a new generation of women entering menopause now […]

MRIs of dense breasts find more cancer but also false alarms

Giving women with very dense breasts an MRI scan in addition to a mammogram led to fewer missed cancers but also to a lot of false alarms and treatments that might not have been needed, a large study found. The results give a clearer picture of the tradeoffs involved in such testing, but they can’t […]

Middlesex Health: Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Surgeon and Middlesex Health Cancer Center Medical Director, Dr. Andrea Malon joins us to bring awareness to breast cancer.

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