Breast Cancer

Mar 15, 2013 Issue
Does Screening Mammography Lead to Overdiagnosis of Invasive Breast Cancer? [AFP Journal Club]

Implementation of a universal mammographic screening program leads to an increase in the diagnosis of invasive breast cancer, because of improved detection of clinically significant cancer and overdiagnosis.

Feb 15, 2013 Issue
Screening Mammography: The Goal Is Changing [Editorials]

Screening mammography is one of an increasing number of clinical issues that will require rethinking the clinical mission and restructuring clinical practice to help patients make informed choices.

Feb 15, 2013 Issue
Breast Cancer Screening Update [Article]

Breast cancer is the most common non–skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in North American women. Mammography is the only screening test shown to reduce breast cancer–related mortality. There is general agreement that screening should be offered at least biennially to women 50 t...

Mar 15, 2012 Issue
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Updates Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines [Practice Guidelines]

Breast cancer–related death can be reduced through effective screening, which typically includes imaging, clinical examination, and self-examination or awareness. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends using all three techniques to screen for breast cancer.

Jan 15, 2012 Issue
Screening Mammography for Reducing Breast Cancer Mortality [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Screening mammography reduces breast cancer mortality in women 40 to 49 years of age who have an average risk of breast cancer.

Dec 1, 2011 Issue
Effect of Mammography on Breast Cancer Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Although mammography can lead to false-positive results, emotional stress, and unnecessary biopsies, it appears to reduce deaths from breast cancer by about 15 percent.

Sep 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends biennial screening mammography for women 50 to 74 years of age.

Sep 15, 2010 Issue
Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [Editorials]

The November 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation for breast cancer screening, while sparking much controversy, was not a radical departure from the previous 2002 recommendation. The USPSTF approached the recommendation update with the basic questions of what ages to star...

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]

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