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Prim Care. 2014 Jun;41(2):283-306. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2014.02.006. Epub 2014 Mar 27.

An update on breast cancer screening and prevention.

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1
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. Electronic address: MariaSyl.delaCruz@jefferson.edu.
2
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
3
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA; American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.

Abstract

The goal of this article is to provide clinical guidance on breast cancer screening and prevention in primary care. The discussion highlights the importance of risk assessment, including screening options and risk-reduction strategies, for women at average and high risk. We review recommendations for breast cancer screening, evaluate current evidence on primary prevention, examine current practice patterns, and consider the impact of recent changes within health care.

KEYWORDS:

Breast MRI; Breast cancer prevention; Breast cancer risk assessment; Breast cancer screening; Guidelines; Mammography

PMID:
24830609
DOI:
10.1016/j.pop.2014.02.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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