Friday, December 15, 2017

Women Overestimate Breast Cancer Risk, Prefer Immediate Biopsy, Study Indicates.

Aunt Minnie (12/15, Yee) reports that “most women tend to overestimate their risk of breast cancer,” and “if they do receive a report of a suspicious finding, they would rather have it biopsied immediately than undergo follow-up imaging a short time later,” according to a survey of 2,747 women presented at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago. The study found, “At baseline, women estimated their breast cancer risk to be 27%, more than twice the average woman’s breast cancer risk of 12.4%.” Given a hypothetical scenario of an abnormality on a mammogram, “women’s anticipated regret was greater with follow-up imaging than with biopsy, while their anticipated relief was less with follow-up than with biopsy.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

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