Thursday, August 31, 2017

Breast MRI May Be Effective For Postpartum Breast Cancer, Study Suggests.

Aunt Minnie (8/30, Forrest) reports on a study published in the American Journal of Reoengenology, finding that using an MRI on women with breast cancer within a year of “giving birth can achieve sensitivity of almost 100% for detecting tumors and changes surgical management in more than one in four cases.” The study contradicts the “common view that pregnancy-related hormonal changes and background parenchymal enhancement make breast MRI ineffective for women with pregnancy-associated breast cancer.” One of the authors of the study concludes, “We still were able to see 98% of the tumors, and we were still able to detect clinically relevant additional disease in many of the patients, which impacted surgical management in 28%, even in that first year postpartum.” 
Author: Alan Boyce

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