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  1. Fulltext. Should women with implants or a history of treatment for breast cancer be excluded from mammography screening programs ?

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    OBJECTIVE

    Our objective was to determine whether it is scientifically justified to require that women with implants or a history of treatment for breast cancer be screened in a diagnostic mammography setting and that they be excluded from mammography screening programs.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS

    The recall rates for women with breast implants or a history of treatment for breast cancer who were screened in a dedicated mammography screening program were compared with those of other women in the screening program.

    The computerized records for the breast screening program of the Department of Radiology at our institution for January 1,1990, through December 31,1995, were reviewed.

    The recall rates for women who had breast implants and those for women with a history of treatment for breast cancer were compared with the recall rates for the other women who underwent screening.

    Each recall rate included women who were called back for additional evaluation in addition to those for whom a biopsy was recommended on the basis of the screening study.

    RESULTS

    Of 45,134 screening examinations done during the review period, 43,454 (96%) were for women who had no history of breast cancer or of breast implants ; 590 (1%) were for women who had undergone mastectomy ; 991 (2%) were for women who had been treated with lumpectomy and irradiation for breast cancer ; and 99 (0.2%) were for women with breast implants. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Glande mammaire, Programme sanitaire, Mammographie, Dépistage, Indication, Antécédent, Prothèse, Etude statistique, Homme, Femelle, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic, Economie santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Mammary gland, Sanitary program, Mammography, Medical screening, Indication, Antecedent, Prosthesis, Statistical study, Human, Female, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland diseases, Radiodiagnosis, Health economy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0132336

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 21/05/1997.