Screening for Breast Cancer: Update on Guidelines and the Ongoing Controversy
In the United States, breast cancer is
the second leading cause of death in women after lung cancer. According to the
American Cancer Society, 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 62,570
new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed in women in 2014. About
40,000 women will die from breast cancer. It is now estimated that one in eight
women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime and 70-80% of these women
will have no identifiable elevated risk factors. This CME activity encompasses
the most recent guidelines on screening initiation, screening intervals and
- Summarize the existing data and controversies surrounding screening for
- List screening tools and provide supporting evidence for
- Summarize screening recommendations and interval
Priscilla J. Slanetz MD,
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Program Director, Radiology Residency, BIDMC
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Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, risk management study
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