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Breast Health

Since mammography became routine in the past 20 years, the mortality rate from breast cancer has decreased at least 30 percent, according to studies. Still, some women are not going for their annual mammograms or doing simple breast self-exams. These are among the most effective tools a woman has to catch the disease early.

The Tyrer-Cuzick Risk Assessment Tool

The Tyrer-Cuzick Risk Assessment Tool, a nationally accepted standard based on science, helps to measure women's breast cancer risk factors based on family history, and helps women to better understand their breast cancer risk factors. It allows health professionals to estimate a woman's risk of developing invasive breast cancer over the next five years and up to age 90.

Related Videos from UR Medicine Breast Imaging

Breast Cancer Detection Basics

Mammograms and breast self-exams are easier than you might think. Dr. Avice O'Connell, Director of UR Medicine Breast Imaging, explains.

Mammography Demonstration

A mammography technologist from UR Medicine Breast Imaging shows what happens when a woman comes in for her annual mammogram.

Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

Avice O'Connell, M.D., reviews mammography research in the September 23, 2010, New England Journal of Medicine.