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Breast Cancer

Jul 1, 2005 Issue
Follow-up After Surgically Treated Breast Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]

The best available evidence supports clinical breast examinations every three to six months for five years and annual mammography for asymptomatic breast cancer survivors. More intensive follow-up and subspecialist visits do not improve survival.


May 1, 2005 Issue
Evaluation of Palpable Breast Masses [Article]

Palpable breast masses are common and usually benign, but efficient evaluation and prompt diagnosis are necessary to rule out malignancy. A thorough clinical breast examination, imaging, and tissue sampling are needed for a definitive diagnosis. Fine-needle aspiration is fast, inexpensive, and accur...


Jul 15, 2003 Issue
Should We Offer Routine Breast Cancer Screening with Mammography? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

While there is good evidence that mammography starting at age 50 reduces breast cancer mortality, this meta-analysis does not provide evidence of a mortality benefit for mammography screening in women aged 40 to 49. Controversy exists over whether to include in the analysis trials with methodologic ...


Mar 15, 2003 Issue
Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for the chemoprevention of breast cancer and the supporting scientific evidence.


Dec 15, 2002 Issue
Screening for Breast Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: GK is a 46-year-old woman who presents to your office for a well-woman examination. She informs you that her 51-year-old friend was diagnosed with breast cancer one month ago and that she is worried about getting breast cancer. On further inquiry, you learn that she delivered her only ch...


Dec 15, 2002 Issue
Breast-Conserving Surgery for Breast Cancer [Article]

Surgical treatment of breast cancer has changed significantly in recent years. Fine-needle aspirations or core-needle biopsies can be used in the diagnostic process, thus avoiding scarring incisions. The preferred method of treatment for many women with early breast cancer is conservative surgical t...


Jun 15, 2002 Issue
Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendations and Rationale [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for breast cancer and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition.


May 1, 2001 Issue
NIH Statement on Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer [Practice Guidelines]

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a statement on adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Adjuvant therapies administered after surgery eradicate deposits of cancer cells that may have spread from the primary cancer site, and such therapies increase a woman's chance of long-term survival.


Aug 1, 2000 Issue
Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Screening [Article]

Approximately 180,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed annually, accounting for about 48,000 deaths per year in the United States. The screening guidelines for the diagnosis of breast cancer are continually changing. Because of increased awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer a...


Jan 1, 1999 Issue
Screening for Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer [Article]

Approximately 10 to 15 percent of all breast cancers are thought to be familial and about one third of these cases are due to an inherited mutation in a BRCA1 or BRCA2 breast cancer-susceptibility gene. The lifetime incidence of breast cancer in mutation carriers is above 50 percent, and carriers of...


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