Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer’

Infographic: Does Early Breast Cancer Detection Save Lives?

April 14th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

An extensive study of mammograms found that they do not decrease breast cancer death rates, and they increase over-diagnosis, according to a new infographic from BestMedicalDegrees.com based on a Canadian study.

Consequences to misdiagnosis include unnecessary radiation, surgery and chemotherapy that come with high costs. The average cost of treating early stages of breast cancer is $22,000, according to the infographic. This infographic also includes the history and statistics of mammograms and early detection.

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Infographic: Understanding Prostate Cancer

December 3rd, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men, according to a new infographic from Myriad.

Each year, 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 30,000 die from the disease, according to the infographic. This infographic also provides information about treatment options, risk assessment tools and preventive tests.

Understanding Prostate Cancer

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Infographic: Physician Conversations with Breast Cancer Patients

November 28th, 2012 by Patricia Donovan

How long is the average breast cancer physician-patient conversation? How is the conversational time split up between patients, physicians and caregivers? What are the top questions asked by patients? By physicians? How does the breast cancer conversation compare to other tumor types? This infographic from Verilogue draws insightful conversational insights from its collection of real breast cancer exam room interactions.

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Courtesy of: Verilogue

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