Mammography screening decisions should be individualized to each patient


Source: Jama Report

Published on Apr 1, 2014
About 40 thousand women die each
year of breast cancer in the United States. Mammography screening is one
way to detect breast cancer early. However, mammograms have benefits
and harms. A review of existing medical studies and trials suggests that
mammography screening decisions should be individualized to each
patient based on age, risk levels and preferences. Catherine Dolf has
more in this week’s JAMA Report.
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