Michael Bashevkin, M.D. on the Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

Posted by Admin on May 26, 2010

Breast cancer screening saves lives of women who are risk for breast cancer. Specifically for women at average risk who are screened from age 50 and onward, it clearly has been shown to reduce the risk for breast cancer. The reason for that is because tumors are extremely common in women, especially 50 and over.

If a women were to live to age 80, the incidence would be one on eight. Therefore, when we do screening we are able to identify these very common tumors early on when  they are curable by surgery. If screening is not done the tumors are generally found when they are much larger and when they have spread microscopically to other organs. And the surgery then becomes more variable in terms of producing a cure.


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