Mammograms

Wyoming Battling Low Breast Cancer Screening Rates
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while most people are aware of the disease, many women in Wyoming aren’t getting mammograms. In 2014, 65.2% of Wyoming women age 40 and over reported having a mammogram in the past two years, according to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Sys…
Mobile Mammogram Clinic To Tour Rural Wyoming
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A mobile mammogram clinic will begin traveling rural Wyoming in March offering screenings to women 40 and older. General Electric’s “Mammovan” will travel the state for a year. The Laramie Boomerang reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/AsV9f8
Study: More False Alarms with Annual Mammograms
A new study supports getting mammograms every other year instead of annually. It finds that more than 60 percent of women who get tested each year for a decade will be called back at least once for extra tests that turn out not to show breast cancer. Screening every other year, as a government task …
Wyoming’s Mammogram Screening Rate Still Among the Worst
Difficulty of access and confusion about mammogram recommendations both feed into Wyoming’s ranking as second lowest in the nation when it comes to the numbers of women taking advantage of screenings for breast cancer. “The most recent year we have for rankings of overall screening rat…