Breast Cancer

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.

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...

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