Kylie Effect

A popular term for the increase in clinical breast exams, mammographies and breast biopsies that occurred following the 2007 diagnosis (and treatment) of breast cancer in the relatively young Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue
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The Kylie Effect is so massive that when she revealed she was pregnant, and single, some feared a baby boom among teenagers.
In fact, a survey in Australia about the "Kylie effect" also concluded that health providers should have strategies in place to deal with such celebrity admissions because they always lead to a surge in demand for their services.
The ambivalence about "the Kylie effect" reflects enduring debate about the wisdom of breast screening, he said, "but it should not blind us to the potential value of celebrity engagement in important causes."
"The ambivalence about 'the Kylie effect' reflects enduring debate about the wisdom of breast screening, but it should not blind us to the potential value of celebrity engagement in important causes," Chapman wrote.
She has since been credited with the "Kylie effect" - encouraging young women to go for regular screenings.
Kylie became a new kind of pin-up, she became a poster-girl for breast cancer, and the 'Kylie effect' saw more women go for breast screening than ever before.
SIR - I am concerned about the whole 'Kylie effect' issue which has recently come up claiming that media coverage of Kylie's breast cancer period has caused panic amongst women.
THE "Kylie effect" is confusing women over the age at which they are most likely to get breast cancer, a charity warned today.
THE so-called 'Kylie effect' could help reduce deaths from breast cancer as more women get screened for the disease, a researcher said yesterday.
A source told reporters: "The Kylie effect is incredible - she's turned the show around.
The 'Kylie effect' is confusing women over the age at which they are most likely to get breast cancer, a charity warns today.