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Giuliana Rancic has Breast Cancer: The Evidence and Emotions of Mammograms | Care2 Healthy Living

Giuliana Rancic has Breast Cancer: The Evidence and Emotions of Mammograms | Care2 Healthy Living

Giuliana Rancic, the 36-year-old host of “E! News” and “Fashion Police” announced on the “Today Show” that she has early stage breast cancer. The cancer was discovered on a mammogram she had at the insistence of her infertility specialist, according to an article in Boston Globe . Unless there is a particularly high risk of breast cancer, mammograms are generally not recommended for women under the age of 40. Globe writer Deborah Kotz wonders if Rancic’s case may encourage other young women to insist on mammograms, and if that’s a good idea. Here’s an excerpt from her article: “While Rancic was lucky, her urging women to get screened, as she did this morning, requires some qualifications. Mammograms are known to be particularly poor imaging tools for finding tumors in young women; that’s because women in their 30s tend to have denser breast tissue that looks similar to a t...

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