Creating individualized breast cancer screening strategies is the answer to minimize the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer.
Preliminary Diagnosis: Breast Cancer I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis Dedicated mammographic evaluation of the bilateral breasts. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of Breast Cancer. Advantages Highly sensitive and specific imaging modality in detecting abnormalities of the breast. Gold standard in detecting breast abnormalities. May help…
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Findings from prospective cohort study of sisters or half-sisters of women diagnosed with breast cancer.
A new study of women with at least 2 risk factors for breast cancer found that ultrasound and mammography have similar breast cancer detection rates.
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Drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5% and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9%.
Ongoing use of combined hormone therapy for 10 years or longer doubled the risk for breast cancer.
Primary care clinicians should be proficient at assessing the potential for hereditary breast cancer risk in their patients.
Little correlation was found between obesity in post-menopausal patients and breast cancer mortality.
Consensus regarding mammography screening varies, and conflicting guidelines from medical organizations can cause confusion for patients and providers.
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Is there an association between breast cancer risk and recent childbirth?