biopsy

  • A breast cancer patient undergoes radiation treatment at a hospital in Tegucigalpa. Since the discovery of the x-ray in 1895, physicians have tried to figure out ways to use it in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of illnesses, including cancer. Photo by Jorge Cabrera/Reuters
    March 18, 2015  

    Breast biopsies are good for accurately diagnosing invasive cancerous cells, but are less accurate when it comes to finding other abnormalities, according to a new study. This means many women may receive unnecessarily aggressive treatment. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the findings from lead author Dr. Joann Elmore of the University of Washington. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2007  

    The American Cancer Society issued new guidelines Wednesday that called for expanding the use of MRI scans for women at higher risk of breast cancer. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the new recommendations. Continue reading