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A New Guideline for Breast Cancer Screening

The American Society of Breast Disease has released new guidelines to help physicians inform women on how breast density affects breast cancer screening and cancer risk. Available online at www.asbd.org, the guidelines emphasize the importance of primary care physicians and those in obstetrics and gynecology to collaborate when keeping women informed as they make breast health decisions. Abstract: American Society of Breast Disease...

Assessing Follow-Up Screenings in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Research has shown that women who are treated with chest radiation for a pediatric malignancy have a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer at a young age. The risk of breast cancer is greatest among female pediatric cancer survivors who have been treated for Hodgkin lymphoma with high-dose mantle radiation. By age 45, it is estimated that 12% to 20% of women treated with moderate-to-high dose chest radiation will be diagnosed with breast cancer. For perspective, women with a BRCA gene mutation have an estimated cumulative incidence of breast cancer that ranges from 1% to 5% at age 30 and from 10% to 19% at age...
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