MBCC urges Cigna to reconsider important health coverage for women

Cigna has announced that after February 15, 2016 the company will no longer provide coverage for 3-D mammography. 3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a new technology that allows for visualization of the entire breast in multiple thin sections. It provides far greater resolution than conventional 2-D mammography. Dr. Michael Misialek, Associate Chair of […]

MBCC Executive Director on WBZ News Radio

Following the American Cancer Society’s revision of their age screening guidelines for mammography, MBCC Executive Director, Cheryl Osimo, was invited to briefly share her opinion on WBZ News Radio. Click here to listen to Cheryl Osimo’s audio segment As she states in her audio, MBCC believes that the issue of screening is an individual one. […]

Disparity in Breast Cancer….Continues

A recent article, “A Grim Breast Cancer Milestone for Black Women,” published on the New York Times Well blog highlights an unsettling change in breast cancer statistics. Historically, Black women have had consistently lower incidence of breast cancer than white women, but a higher mortality rate. Now, for the first time, the incidence rate for […]

American Cancer Society updates their mammography guidelines

Recently, the American Cancer Society revised its guidelines on mammography screening, leading to a flurry of opinions flooding the airwaves as to which guidelines are best. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition believes that the issue of screening is an individual one. We encourage all women to communicate with their physicians to determine the best path […]

Screening for Chemical Contributions to Breast Cancer Risk

A study published June 2nd, 2015 in Environmental Health Perspectives, “Screening for Chemical Contributions to Breast Cancer Risk: A Case Study for Chemical Safety Evaluation” outlines a new method for assessing how synthetic chemicals and pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk. In addition to developing the chemical testing approach, the authors, including Janet Ackerman and Ruthann Rudel of Silent Spring Institute, identify two critical needs: the need for new chemical safety […]