Breast cancer screening in a private women's clinic.

Title

Breast cancer screening in a private women's clinic.

Creator

Tifft J G; Jarjoura D

Publisher

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Date

1988
1988-06

Description

A review of 6109 mammograms representing 4332 patients seen over 4 years is presented. The American Cancer Society guidelines for mammography screening were followed. Forty-five percent of all tumors were nonpalpable; in 12% of these the lymph nodes were positive for cancer. In the group with palpable breast cancers, 62% had positive lymph nodes. Screening mammography results in an increased number of localization biopsies. Biopsy rates were compared with several series. Costs for mammography screening programs were reviewed and related to the cost of each breast cancer detected. In our series the cost per cancer detected was $13,000. This study provides evidence to justify the American Cancer Society guidelines.

Subject

Adult; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Ohio; Biopsy; Hospitals; Lymphatic Metastasis; Costs and Cost Analysis; *Mass Screening/economics; Breast Neoplasms/economics/*epidemiology; Breast/pathology; Mammography/economics; Needle/economics; Proprietary

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1402–1407

Issue

6

Volume

158

Citation

Tifft J G; Jarjoura D, “Breast cancer screening in a private women's clinic.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 2, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5668.

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