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Kerin, M. J., O'Hanlon, D. M., Khalid, A. A., Kent, P. J., McCarthy, P. A. & Given, H. F.
1997
March
American Journal Of Surgery
Mammographic assessment of the symptomatic non suspicious breast
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SCREENING-PROGRAM CANCER LESIONS CARCINOMA 10-YEAR
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BACKGROUND: Evidence from breast screening programs demonstrates the value of mammography in the detection of asymptomatic breast cancer.METHODS: This Study prospectively assessed the role of mammography in the management of 585 patients presenting to a breast clinic, over a 1-year period, with symptomatic breast disease and without clinical or cytological evidence of malignancy.RESULTS: Eighteen (3%) of these patients had breast cancer. Eight patients presenting with nonspecific nodularity had carcinoma. All patients had relatively early disease.CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that patients with symptomatic disease presenting to a breast clinic represent a group at higher risk of malignancy than screened asymptomatic patients, and that symptomatic women over 40 years of age should have bilateral mammography before being discharged from the breast clinic. (C) 1997 by Excerpta Medica, Inc.
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