Role of MRI in breast cancer detection unclear for majority of women

Shafer, Emily
April 2008
Hem/Onc Today;4/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p1
The article deals with the unclear role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of breast cancer in women. The American Cancer Society has recommended MRI for women at higher risk for breast cancer, including women with a family history of the disease and women who have been treated for Hodgkin's disease. It relates the challenges of using MRI as a screening tool, including its sensitivity in detecting smaller cancers and increased anxiety for women. It describes how MRI findings would affect breast cancer treatment.


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