Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Breast Density Notification Letters May Not Motivate High-Risk Women To Pursue Further Risk Assessment

Aunt Minnie (7/22, Yee) reports that “some 85% of women who received [breast] density notification letters didn’t follow through with services offered by a risk-assessment clinic,” according to a study published July 14 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Penn State Hershey Breast Center investigators “found that letters sent directly to women who had a 20% or higher lifetime risk of breast cancer did not appear to motivate them to pursue further risk assessment.” 

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