Pink Ribbon Month: a Test that Finds 3 Times More Breast Cancers and Why We Haven't Heard of It
Deborah Rhodes is a Doctor of Internal Medicine and an expert at managing breast-cancer risk who developed a tool that can detect breast cancer three times more effectively than the traditional mammography. The former in fact, cannot detect the early formation of breast cancer in one of four women aged between 40 to 49. Deborah Rhodes and her colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have found molecular imaging to be an effective way to screen patients. This new technique, which would complement, not replace, mammography, is so sensitive it can spot a mass two-ifths of an inch in diameter.