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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Study Finds Screening Mammography Is Useful For Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Mastectomy And Reconstruction.

The Radiology Business Journal (8/21, Walter) reports on a study published in Radiology finding that “screening mammography is a reasonable surveillance tool for breast cancer patients treated with mastectomy and breast reconstruction with autologous myocutaneous flaps.” Yet it also found that such screening “provides little additional value...if the patient had reconstruction after a prophylactic mastectomy.” The study included “data from 515 women who had undergone mammography of 618 AMFs between Jan. 1, 2000, and July 15, 2015.” Of these, “78.5 percent were performed after mastectomy for cancer” while the balance “were performed after prophylactic mastectomy.”

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Author: Nicole Hardy
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