Breast cancer survivors fail to pursue surveillance

Breast cancer survivors often fail to continue undergoing screening mammography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Surveillance breast MRI is double-edged sword Breast cancer takes financial toll beyond treatment High-risk breast cancer patients need cardiac monitoring Breast cancer survivors don't get regular mammograms What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors?
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This article summarizes the effect of the global pandemic – and efforts to curtail its spread – on both breast cancer care and on breast imaging pract ices including effects on patients, clinical workflow, education and research.
Source: Radiologic Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) combines conventional mammography with iodinated contrast material to improve cancer detection. CEM has comparable performance to breast MRI without the added cost or time of conventional MRI protocols. Thus, this technique may be useful for indications previously reserved for MRI, such as problem-solving, determining disease extent in patients with newly diagnosed cancer, monitoring response to neoadjuvant therapy, evaluating the posttreatment breast for residual or recurrent disease, and potentially screening in women at intermediate- or high-risk for breast cancer.
Source: Clinical Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Breast Imaging Source Type: research
Evaluation of reconstruction algorithms for a stationary digital breast tomosynthesis system using a carbon nanotube X-ray source array. J Xray Sci Technol. 2020 Sep 10;: Authors: Hu Z, Chen Z, Zhou C, Hong X, Chen J, Zhang Q, Jiang C, Ge Y, Yang Y, Liu X, Zheng H, Li Z, Liang D Abstract Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), which is based on limited-angle tomography, was developed to solve tissue overlapping problems associated with traditional breast mammography. However, due to the problems associated with tube movement dur...
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur data indicate  a high rate of non-adherence to guidelines, physicians recommending extensive systemic evaluation for women with early breast cancer. These deviations from the guidelines are associated with subjective factors, some of them being physician-dependent. Initiatives aimed at improving adherence to g uidelines, and specifically to guidelines recommending"doing less" should therefore include not just knowledge-based education but also encourage conversation about what is appropriate and necessary.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Cancer screening uses many investigative procedures, and different screening programs and methods have different objectives. For example, mammography aims to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage when successful treatment is more likely, whereas colonoscopy is aimed primarily at detecting adenomas in the colon and removing them, thus preventing them from progressing to cancer at all. Evaluation has different objectives, including proof of principle, checking that screening services are delivering the desired clinical outcome, technical quality control of the investigation procedures. All necessitate a range of tools for...
Source: Medical Clinics of North America - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionBoth patients and PCPs perceived a need for tools to relay technical and process knowledge about mammography prior to clinical encounters to address the scope of information that patients with limited health literacy desired.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
In Reply In their letter about our cluster randomized clinical trial of a mammography screening decision aid (DA) for women 75 years and older, Donzelli and Giudicatti recommended that the DA be more explicit about the lack of data that mammography screening extends life. To inform the DA, we reviewed outcomes from mammography screening trials and from simulation models. A 2016 meta-analysis of mammography screening trials found a 33% reduction in breast cancer mortality with screening for women 60 to 69 years (risk ratio [RR], 0.67 [95% CI, 0.54-0.83]) and a 20% reduction in breast cancer mortality for women 70 to 74 year...
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionScreen-detected women and women who had mammograms biennially had lower odds of being diagnosed with high-severity breast cancer, which highlighted the benefit of regular breast cancer screening. Women in subgroups who are more likely to have more severe cancers should be particularly encouraged to participate in regular mammography screening.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Kim DY, Park HL Abstract Due to an increasing proportion of older individuals and the adoption of a westernized lifestyle, the incidence rate of breast cancer is expected to rapidly increase within the next 10 years in Korea. The National Cancer Screening Program (NCSP) of Korea recommends biennial breast cancer screening through mammography for women aged 40-69 years old and according to individual risk and preference for women above 70 years old. There is an ongoing debate on how to most effectively screen for breast cancer, with many proponents of personalized screening, or screening according to indivi...
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
ConclusionsFDG-PET/CT had a substantial impact on staging and change of treatment in women with high-risk primary breast cancer, and further examination of incidental findings was considered clinically relevant. Our findings suggest that FDG-PET/CT should be considered for primary staging in high-risk primary breast cancer to improve treatment planning.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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