Mammogram Sensitivity Varies by Week of Menstrual Cycle

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Last Updated: February 16, 2011

Premenopausal women who schedule regular mammograms may benefit by undergoing screening during the first week of their menstrual cycle, according to research published in the February issue of Radiology.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) — Premenopausal women who schedule regular mammograms may benefit by undergoing screening during the first week of their menstrual cycle, according to research published in the February issue of Radiology.

Diana L. Miglioretti, Ph.D., of the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, and colleagues studied data on 387,218 screening mammograms linked to 1,283 breast cancers in premenopausal women to investigate the effectiveness of screening mammography by week of the menstrual cycle.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.