Breast Cancer

Jul 15, 2010 Issue
Guide to Mammography Reports: BI-RADS Terminology [Editorials]

Mammography reports use specific terminology from the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) to describe findings and to assign a final assessment category. This editorial addresses questions that commonly arise when primary care physicians interpret mammography reports.

Jun 1, 2010 Issue
Life Beyond Breast Cancer [Editorials]

Jun 1, 2010 Issue
Treatment of Breast Cancer [Article]

Understanding breast cancer treatment options can help family physicians care for their patients during and after cancer treatment. This article reviews typical treatments based on stage, histology, and biomarkers. Lobular carcinoma in situ does not require treatment. Ductal carcinoma in situ can ...

Mar 15, 2010 Issue
ASCO Updates Guideline on the Use of Pharmacologic Interventions to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk [Practice Guidelines]

The American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) updated guideline addresses: (1) the use of tamoxifen, raloxifene (Evista), aromatase inhibitors, and fenretinide (not available in the United States) versus no pharmacologic intervention to reduce the risk of breast cancer; (2) the comparative effe...

Dec 15, 2008 Issue
Assessing Breast Cancer Risk in Women [Article]

Understanding modifiable and nonmodifiable factors that increase or decrease breast cancer risk allows family physicians to counsel women appropriately. Nonmodifiable factors associated with increased breast cancer risk include advanced age, female sex, family history of breast cancer, increased bre...

Feb 15, 2008 Issue
Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment for Individuals at Risk of Familial Breast Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Based on limited evidence from three trials, cancer genetic risk assessment reduces distress, improves accuracy of perceived breast cancer risk, and increases breast cancer and genetics knowledge.

Dec 15, 2007 Issue
CDC Reports a Decrease in the Incidence of Breast Cancer [Practice Guidelines]

Although breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in U.S. women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the incidence of breast cancer has decreased since 1999.

Jun 1, 2007 Issue
ACS Recommendations on MRI and Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]

According to new guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS), women at high risk of developing breast cancer should receive annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an adjunct to mammography.

Jun 1, 2007 Issue
Screening for Breast Cancer: Current Recommendations and Future Directions [Article]

Breast cancer is one of the most significant health concerns in the United States. Recent reviews have questioned the value of traditional breast cancer screening methods. Breast self-examination has been shown not to improve cancer-specific or all-cause mortality in large studies, but it is commonl...

Jan 15, 2006 Issue
Breast Cancer Screening and Socioeconomic Status [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on breast cancer screening for women in 35 major metropolitan areas in 2000 and 2002.

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