Determining the impact of US mammography screening guidelines on patient survival in a predominantly African American population treated in a public hospital during 2008 Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • African Americans
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Hospitals, Public
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Ultrasonography, Mammary

abstract

  • A large stage migration was predicted, indicating significantly earlier diagnosis, when the ACS-recommended screening guidelines were followed. The authors concluded that practitioners should understand how race and/or socioeconomic factors increase the risk of breast cancer and should be encouraged to prioritize discussions regarding the benefits and risks of annual mammographic screening, especially among women who have a potentially greater risk of developing breast cancer at a younger age.

publication date

  • February 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.27698

PubMed ID

  • 22864994

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 481

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 119

number

  • 3