Mammographic screening of the high-risk woman Conference Paper


Author: Dershaw, D. D.
Title: Mammographic screening of the high-risk woman
Conference Title: 2nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons
Abstract: Annual screening mammography beginning at age 40 is recommended for the general population. For some women at high risk for developing breast cancer at a younger age, annual screening may be appropriate starting at an earlier age. These women include those with a personal history of breast cancer, nontherapeutic radiation to the breasts especially for Hodgkin's disease, BRCA positive women, women with a family history of a first-degree relative with breast cancer at a young age, and women with a biopsy diagnosis of lobular carcinoma in situ or atypical ductal hyperplasia. Women with a biopsy diagnosis of atypical lobular hyperplasia develop breast cancer after age 40 and do not need earlier screening, unless they have a family history of breast cancer. Although increasing a woman's risk for breast cancer, radial scar does not increase risk for women younger than 40 years old and therefore does not require screening at a young age. (C) 2000 by Excerpta Medica, Inc.
Keywords: adult; middle aged; cancer risk; conference paper; cancer radiotherapy; breast cancer; risk factors; cancer screening; age factors; radiation injury; breast neoplasms; brca1 protein; brca2 protein; protein p53; hodgkin disease; age; oncogene; mammography; family history; breast carcinoma; carcinoma in situ; high risk population; scar; breast hyperplasia; humans; human; female; priority journal
Journal Title American Journal of Surgery
Volume: 180
Issue: 4
Conference Dates: 2000 Apr 13-16
Conference Location: Charleston, SC
ISBN: 0002-9610
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2000-10-01
Start Page: 288
End Page: 289
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9610(00)00463-3
PUBMED: 11113437
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Export Date: 18 November 2015 -- Source: Scopus
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