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Med Clin North Am. 2015 May;99(3):451-68. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2015.01.002. Epub 2015 Mar 5.

Breast cancer screening: an evidence-based update.

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1
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, 325 Ninth Avenue, Mailbox 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.
2
Department of Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195, USA; Department of Radiology, University of Washington, 825 Eastlake Avenue East, G3-200, Seattle, WA 98109, USA.
3
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, 325 Ninth Avenue, Mailbox 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA. Electronic address: jelmore@u.washington.edu.

Abstract

Routine screening mammography is recommended by most groups issuing breast cancer screening guidelines, especially for women 50 years of age and older. However, both the potential benefits and risks of screening should be discussed with individual patients to allow for shared decision making regarding their participation in screening, age of commencement and conclusion, and interval of mammography screening.

KEYWORDS:

Breast cancer screening; Breast self-examination; Clinical breast examination; Informed decision making; MRI; Mammography; Overdiagnosis

PMID:
25841594
PMCID:
PMC5064844
DOI:
10.1016/j.mcna.2015.01.002
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