Breast cancer screening: A review of current guidelines Journal Article


Authors: Baron, R.; Drucker, K.; Lagdamen, L.; Cannon, M.; Mancini, C.; Fischer-Cartlidge, E.
Article Title: Breast cancer screening: A review of current guidelines
Abstract: Breast cancer accounts for more than a quarter million diagnoses each year in the United States. Routine screening is the primary method used to detect cancer in its earliest stages, before symptoms develop. Recent changes to national screening guidelines have resulted in a lack of consensus and confusion among health care providers and the public. This article reviews the guidelines of the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and provides guidance to nurses as they support and educate patients. © 2018 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. All rights reserved.
Keywords: breast cancer; mammography; screening; guidelines
Journal Title: American Journal of Nursing
Volume: 118
Issue: 7
ISSN: 0002-936X
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 2018-07-01
Start Page: 34
End Page: 41
Language: English
DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000541435.60875.eb
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 29905576
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 1 August 2018 -- Source: Scopus
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