TITLE

Short Version of the Guideline: Early Detection of Breast Cancer in Germany: An evidence-, consensus-, and outcome-based guideline according to the German Association of the Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF) and the German Agency for Quality in

AUTHOR(S)
Albert, U.-S.; Schulz, K.-D.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Cancer Research & Clinical Oncology;Sep2004, Vol. 130 Issue 9, p527
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The goal of the Guideline “Early Detection of Breast Cancer in Germany” is to assist physicians, healthy women, and patients in the decision-making process in favour of appropriate health care regarding early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. The principle of early detection of breast cancer embraces the detection of non-invasive stages of breast cancer (UICC stage 0, carcinoma in situ), reducing the frequency of invasive breast cancer development, as well as the identification of breast cancer at an early stage (UICC stage I) having a chance of cure of more than 90%, as shown by a large number of trials. The Guideline summarized in the following paper is a precondition to establishing a nation-wide, comprehensive, quality-assurance program for the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. The resulting consequence should be a timely mortality reduction of breast cancer. The cure of early stage disease will additionally be achieved by less intensive treatment methods while largely maintaining the quality of life of breast cancer patients. Implementing the Guideline offers the possibility of a significant improvement in women’s health care.
ACCESSION #
14019438

 

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