Breast cancer is one of the serious life threats in the entire world, and among all the fatal diseases that have claimed the life, breast cancer claims to hold the second position in taking away lives of women in the entire United States. However, several research works have been carried out, multiple studies have been published, but all of them confide at two ways of successful breast cancer management- routine screening and early detection. However, there are multiple technologies and new trends which have come up and these have allowed the breast cancer detection centers to provide better screening and able detection programs.
Apart from lung cancer, breast cancer is the second largest type of cancer in common and women are mostly found to be affected from this. However, with enhanced screening and detection, the rate of being affected has improved by almost 85 percent in a span of one complete decade. Survival is definitely directly related to the stage when it has been diagnosed. Figures reflect that patients who have been diagnosed with Stage 0 and 1 have the survival rate of 98 percent. On the contrary, patients who have been diagnosed at Stage 3 have the survival rate of only 65 percent.
The only way the survival rate can be improved is by carrying out efficient screening and getting it scanned at the earliest stage. So rather than depending on the existing technologies, these detection centers have kept their research process going to ensure emerging technologies can be adhered to, and identify the areas as well where there are scopes of improvement for sure.
A couple of most popular methods in breast screening are Breast self-examination and Clinical breast examination. After thorough study and research, experts have come to a conclusion that Clinical Breast examination has got a sensitivity rate of 57.14 percent and a specificity of 97.11 percent. One who goes through it cannot be given the assurance of malignancy, the suspicious breast lesions can be effectively handled.
Full Field Digital Mammography is one of the most popular programs in breast cancer screening and diagnosis. It is indeed a simple digital mammogram, and it is not just imaging the film, it even records the image in an electronic file. There are some discrete processes on which the full field digital mammography works. They are image acquisition, image display, and image storage, and based on these three following steps, the information can be optimized.
Apart from this, there is the Computer Aided Detection system which identifies the abnormalities on the images that have been perceived and marks it for the radiologists. However, all these methods have only one thing in common, the effort to put cancer away. More successful breast cancer screening only demands specificity and precision so that the sensitivity can be increased. Treating cancer is indeed a costly expense and there should be an attempt to limit them. The goal of most of the cancer detection centers is to develop the personalized imaging algorithms and it must persevere hard.