NYU Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil on what to look out for. Jennifer Garner wants you to get your breasts checked. This week, the 47-year-old actress posted a video of herself at her annual mammogram appointment in light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place in October. OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it's time for a mammogram," she says as she appears from behind a curtain in the video. "OK, your mammogram looks perfect," her doctor tells her after her check is complete. He and Garner then give the camera a "thumbs up" before the "13 Going on 30" actress performs a celebratory dance. "Every October I have a standing date.
Medical Screening Whether and when to recommended medical screening can be contentious. Einav et al. suggest that too little is known about how women who only seek mammograms in response to recommendations at age 40 (“compliers”) might differ from women who don't wait for recommendations (“always-takers”) or who never get mammograms (“never-takers”). They estimate that always-takers have higher rates of in situ and invasive cancer than the general population, whereas compliers are less likely to have invasive cancer and no more likely to have in situ cancer than never-takers. Screening debates must consider such selection effects because the typical woman who responds to the recommendation appears to be distinct from the broader population of women covered by the recommendation. Amer. Econ. Rev. 110 , 3836 (2020).
Sofia Vergara recently encouraged all women to get mammograms. On her Instagram account, the actress shared a GIF of herself in front of the machine. She captioned the photo by saying that women just have to do it. This is not the first time that Vergara talked about the importance of taking care of one's health and body. The 45-year-old actress spoke with Women's Health in August and acknowledged how much her body has changed in recent years.
A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system created by Google has shown to be as effective in detecting breast cancer as an expert radiologist a recent study reports. Google is using its AI to interpret mammogram results and screen for breast cancer faster and more efficiently to provide patients with faster and more accurate results. Often, abnormal findings during a mammogram results in being sent back for a second diagnostic mammogram. The anxious patient is then expected to wait for their new imaging results to be read and interpreted by a radiologist and for a radiology report to be delivered to their ordering physician, who then will reach out to the patient with the results. This process not only requires two separate imaging appointments but also includes many hours (or even days) of waiting for a result from a doctor.