• Rationale and Comments

    Studies indicate that annual mammograms are the appropriate frequency for surveillance of breast cancer patients who have had breast conserving surgery and radiation therapy with no clear advantage to shorter interval imaging. Patients should wait 6-12 months after the completion of radiation therapy to begin their annual mammogram surveillance. Suspicious findings on physical examination or surveillance imaging might warrant a shorter interval between mammograms.

    Sponsoring Organizations

    • American Society for Radiation Oncology


    • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline


    • Oncologic
    • Women's health


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