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Annual mammography after age 75 may not be beneficial; every other year has better cost/benefit ratio

A modeling study found that the very small number of deaths averted from breast cancer may be offset by costs and potential harms of overdiagnosis with mammography done annually after age 75 years.
23 Nov 2021

Personal choices may sway mammography

Primary care physicians who raise the subject of breast cancer screening with their patients may discover that they approach this decision from a different perspective.
1 Oct 2021

Starting mammography screening at age 40 years in Black women could decrease breast cancer deaths

Breast cancer deaths could be cut by starting mammography screening in Black women 10 years earlier than in White women, a modeling study predicted.
19 Oct 2021

More debate about mammography

This issue covers the debate about breast cancer screening, medication adherence, and the ethics of students who follow up on patients by using the electronic medical record.
1 Mar 2017

Mammography may not benefit healthy women older than age 75

Researchers used Medicare data to examine eight-year follow-up of two screening strategies: continuing annual mammography after a certain age or ceasing to screen.
25 Feb 2020

Personalized videos may improve knowledge of breast density after mammography

A brief personalized video after mammography can help improve knowledge of personal breast density and breast cancer risk, while including information on breast density in a letter with mammography results did not appear to be associated with improved knowledge.
14 Aug 2018

Mammography poses small benefits, latent risks in elderly

Like all screening exams, mammography has a potential adverse effect on comfort, function and psychological well-being.
1 Jan 2009

MKSAP Quiz: 2-year history of worsening hot flashes

A 56-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-year history of worsening hot flashes and night sweats. She reports that the night sweats awaken her several times nightly, resulting in fatigue and missed work. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment?
20 Dec 2022

Calmer talk needed about mammography

Controversy about implementing new mammography guidelines shouldn't cloud talks between doctors and the women they counsel. Clarify what the guidelines really say, and share the decision-making with patients, experts counsel.
1 Feb 2010

Overdiagnosis with screening mammography may be more likely than detection of large tumors

Researchers used data from 1975 through 2012 to examine tumor size and size-specific breast cancer incidence in women ages 40 and older.
18 Oct 2016

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