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Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2012 Dec;16(6):567-71. doi: 10.1188/12.CJON.567-571.

Screening for breast cancer: evidence and recommendations.

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  • 1Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Nursing, Saint Louis University in Missouri, USA.


Guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer vary across agencies. This article compares available breast cancer screening guidelines for women of average or increased risk, as well as for older women. Nurses are challenged to explain risk factors, discuss variations in guidelines, and assist women in understanding the strengths and limitations of various screening modalities for the early detection of breast cancer.

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