Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Second Opinions Of Outside Mammograms Find More Cancers, Study Indicates.

Aunt Minnie (5/23, Yee) reports “second-opinion reads of mammograms initially performed at an outside facility identify more cancers and improve the positive predictive value of biopsy, even in patients without a breast cancer diagnosis,” according to a study published online May 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. “Even though providing patients with this service can be time-consuming and costly, the results suggest that it does improve patient care and may reduce healthcare costs overall, wrote a team led by Dr. Lauren Sen of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

Categories: 2018, May, News, Screening and MammographyNumber of views: 2475


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