Should I get a mammogram?

June 08, 2021

Should I get a mammogram?
Read our factsheet on "Should I get a mammogram?" [...] READ MORE

June 07, 2021

Addressing Disparities: Screening vs. Systemic Change
Posted on June 7, 2021 Most of us are familiar with the serious health inequities that exist among different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups when it comes to illness. Breast cancer is no exception. Join BCAction Program Manager Jayla’s conversation with f [...] READ MORE

March 29, 2019

Breast Cancer Action Challenges the FDA’s Proposal Requiring Women Get Breast Density Information After Mammograms
      For immediate release March 28, 2019 Contact: Kira Jones Communications Manager 415.243.9301x15 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (March 28, 2019) – Breast Cancer Action today challenged the proposed update to t [...] READ MORE

February 13, 2017

Is the “C” in DCIS Really Cancer?
Posted on February 13, 2017 Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, accounts for about a quarter of breast cancer diagnoses, and there’s a lot of conflicting information out there about what DCIS is and what to do about it. This free webinar addresses these q [...] READ MORE

January 12, 2016

USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Continue to Lag Behind Evidence
For immediate release January 11, 2016 Contact: Caitlin Carmody, Communications Officer (415) 243-9301 SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the nationally acclaimed watchdog for the breast cancer movement, today responded [...] READ MORE

October 20, 2015

American Cancer Society Screening Guidelines for Breast Cancer: Baby Step Toward Evidence-Based Recommendations
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the nationally respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, today welcomed the long overdue step the American Cancer Society (ACS) took in following the evidence on screening with the release of their [...] READ MORE

April 21, 2015

USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Draft Recommendations Treading Water Despite Tidal Shift in Evidence
For immediate release April 21, 2015 Contact: Angela Wall, Communications Director (415) 243-9301, ext. 16 SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the nationally acclaimed watchdog for the breast cancer movement, today [...] READ MORE

September 15, 2014

Should I Get A Mammogram? New Publication Gives Women Full Story About Breast Cancer Screening
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the watchdog of the breast cancer movement whose mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk or and living with breast cancer, has released “Should I Get A Mammogram?” Understanding the Har [...] READ MORE

May 07, 2014

Does Early Detection Save Lives?
Posted on May 7, 2014 In February, the results of one of the largest studies on screening mammography to date were published in the British Medical Journal. The Canadian study revealed that even though mammography is finding more and more breast cancer [...] READ MORE

March 14, 2013

The Oversimplification of Early Detection: Screening Mammography and Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis
Posted on March 14, 2013 This webinar was hosted by: Tracy Weitz, BCAction Board Chair and Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), University of California, San Francisco H. Gilbert Welch, MD, Professor of Medicine at the [...] READ MORE

July 01, 2011

Sorting Out the Confusion: An In-Depth Look at Breast Cancer Screening
Posted on July 1, 2011 When the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced new recommendations for mammography screening in 2009, the ensuing media frenzy generated a lot of heated conversation. In the midst of that debate, BCAction was one of [...] READ MORE