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"Regular Mammograms Linked To Less Aggressive Treatment In Patients With Breast Cancer" - Chase Doyle

  • The ASCO Post
  • New York, NY
  • (June 25, 2018)

A study evaluating the impact of breast cancer screening has shown that the benefits of regular mammograms extend well beyond reduced mortality. According to data presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) 2018 Annual Meeting, women with breast cancer who underwent regular mammograms were diagnosed with earlier-stage disease and were significantly less likely to require aggressive treatment compared to those who delayed or never underwent screening. “This study is notable because research on the impact of screening mammography typically focuses on its relationship to breast cancer mortality, not tumor stage and the therapies required,” said Elisa Port, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery and director of the Dubin Breast Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital. “Although regular mammograms unquestionably have been demonstrated to reduce mortality, this study shows they also are associated with less complex treatment regimens, with less risk of undesirable side effects that can diminish a survivor’s ongoing quality of life.” 

- Elisa Port, MD, FACS, Director of the Dubin Breast Center and Chief of Breast Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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