Training needed to use mammo for lung cancer awareness
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Abstract Breast metastasis from extramammary malignancy is rare, with a reported incidence rate of 0.4% to 1.3% in the published literature. The primary malignancies that most commonly metastasize to the breast are leukemia, lymphoma, and malignant melanoma. Here, we report a very rare case of metastatic EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the breast detected by screening mammography. The patient had initially been diagnosed with a clinical stage IIIA NSCLC and had been treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by curative-intent surgery. Several interesting aspects of the case, along with a ...
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Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Jan M. Eberth, Jennifer L. Ersek, Leah M. Terry, Sarah E. Bills, Nirupama Chintanippu, Ruth Carlos, Danny R. Hughes, James L. Studts
Screening mammography visits offer opportunities to engage smokers with tobacco cessation services and, if appropriate, lung cancer screening, a single-center study suggests.Reuters Health Information
ConclusionOne in 10 women who underwent SM at our community health center were current smokers, of which one-quarter requested tobacco cessation referrals. Among LCS-eligible smokers, one-third were up to date. SM presents opportunities for radiology practices to advance population health goals such as tobacco cessation and LCS.