Thursday, September 29, 2011

Komen: NEW Mammogram For Women With Dense Breast Tissue (CBS Miami)

Continuing in my search for people working on a better way to early diagnose breast cancer on women with Dense Breast Tissue, I found the following article at CBS, published on September 16, 2011 8:50 AM, which I'm transcribing as follows:

Reporting Cynthia DemosDense breast tissue often makes it difficult for doctors to get a clear mammogram. But doctors hope a new type of 3D ultrasound can be used, along with mammography, to diagnose cancer in dense breasts.

MIAMI (CBS4) — More than 200,000 women a year are diagnosed with  breast cancer. The earlier a woman is diagnosed with the disease the better her chances of surviving it. For that reason, scientists have  been working to improve technology in order to diagnose the disease in its earliest stages. But some conditions, such as dense breast tissue, make that difficult.

One advancement in diagnosing the disease is new technology called digital tomosynthesis, which doctors believe will be a better way to perform a mammogram on dense breasts.

Dr. Kathy Schilling, Medical Director of the Center for Breast Care at Boca Raton Community Hospital, is conducting a clinical research study on a new technology called digital tomosynthesis. Boca Community is one of only 15 hospitals nationwide offering this new type of 3 dimensional mammography.

“We know that we are missing actually up to 50-percent of cancers in patients who have dense breasts so through this there has been an evolution of technology,” said Dr. Schilling.

The problem with dense breasts is that in mammograms dense tissue shows up as white and cancers are also white, so they can be obscured.

Another problem is that breasts are 3 dimensional organs, and yet in mammograms doctors are looking at them in a 2 dimensional picture, which may hide cancer behind overlapping tissue.

“What tomosynthesis is, is a 3D image of the breast,” said Dr. Schilling, “and what we do is actually ‘slice’ through the breast at 1 millimeter intervals so you don’t have the problem of overlap of tissues.”

Boca Community Hospital is offering the study to any patient who is having a biopsy there. Patients don’t have to pay additional money for the study and the breast center is going to offer it to patients who come in for additional exams at no extra cost.

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Komen: Mammogram For Women With Dense Breast Tissue « CBS Miami

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In The Pink Art Stroll is ready for viewing!

Just follow the pink ribbons along New London, CT to stroll around the participating galleries: Hygienic, TseTse, Expressiones, Spirit, and Provenance...

Go on...

You are almost there...

You've arrived to Expressiones Gallery! Where my sculpture AWARENESS is on display, can you see it?

Here it is! and it would be there, on display by the window, until October 8th. Stop by to see it in person if you're close by...


After setting up Awareness at the Expressiones gallery window, I walked along the other galleries that are participating in this meaningful exhibition. There's wonderful art every where and lots od pink balloons and ribbons all around the town. What a beautiful celebration of life!

This event is sponsored by the Breast Health Task Force of Southeastern Connecticut.

More Info: DPEZZOLESI@LMHOSP.ORG or 860-442-0711

Monday, September 12, 2011

In The Pink Art Stroll

From September 14th through October 8th, 2011, come and celebrate woman's strength, beauty, and healing at the sixth annual "In the Pink" National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Artworks will be displayed at the following galleries in New London, CT: Hygienic, TseTse, Expressiones, Spirit, and Provenance.

Opening: Wednesday, September 14th at 5:30pm

Corina will be exhibiting her AWARENESS sculpture at
Expressiones Cultural Center
It's a great opportunity for you to see this piece
in person and to meet the artist.

Location: 84 Bank St. New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 501-9ART(278)

Sponsored by the Breast Health Task Force of Southeastern Connecticut.

More Info: DPEZZOLESI@LMHOSP.ORG or 860-442-0711