Advances in Breast Cancer Detection by E. L. Kitts Jr., J. Beutel, R. S. Holland, B. Blank (auth.),

By E. L. Kitts Jr., J. Beutel, R. S. Holland, B. Blank (auth.), Professor Dr. Sam Brünner MD, PhD., Ass. Professor Dr. Bent Langfeldt MD, EDR. (eds.)

This booklet offers a synthesis of the newest advances within the early analysis of breast melanoma. the knowledge on mammographic screening and follow-up trials from Scandinavian and American screening facilities is very very important. The booklet additionally discusses cost/benefit difficulties, radiation threat from screening mammography, technical diagnostic examinations resembling stereotactic biopsies and sonography, and non-palpable breast tumors. The contributions are from overseas experts and characterize the newest advances within the struggle opposed to breast melanoma.

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Reasons Why Screening Mammography Is Not Done The evidence is overwhelming that optimal screening with mammography and physical breast examination could significantly improve survival and reduce mortality from breast cancer regardless of age. Why is it not being done more extensively? The reasons include: 1. Inertia. Physicians tend to be conservative and frequently have a "wait and see" attitude regarding change. 2. Skepticism regarding screening procedures in general. This is due to their low yield, although much of this attitude has been overcome with the pap smear for the earlier detection of carcinoma of the cervix.

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