Published in Genetics and Environmental Business Week, August 28th, 2008
Television-star Christina Applegate's tumor was detected through magnetic resonance imaging, which was ordered by her doctor, according to her publicist. That decision proved lifesaving because the cancer was caught early—when it is most likely to be treated and cured.
The highly sensitive MRI is very good at detecting tumors in young women whose dense breast tissue often hides tumors on mammogram X-rays. But it is also a very...
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