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What are the benefits of screening early for breast cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Early detection

The earlier breast cancers are caught, the more likely they can be cured.
Screening mammograms starting at age 40 can save 1 life for every 450-1000 mammograms done (depending on the study.) screening detects breast cancer at an early stage.

In brief: Early detection

The earlier breast cancers are caught, the more likely they can be cured.
Screening mammograms starting at age 40 can save 1 life for every 450-1000 mammograms done (depending on the study.) screening detects breast cancer at an early stage.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: For hi risk patients

Early screening for breast cancer is not always recommended.
It is most beneficial in high-risk cases (e.g. Strong family history is present). Here screening is recommended earlier than normal and about 5-10 years before the age at which relatives got their breast cancer.

In brief: For hi risk patients

Early screening for breast cancer is not always recommended.
It is most beneficial in high-risk cases (e.g. Strong family history is present). Here screening is recommended earlier than normal and about 5-10 years before the age at which relatives got their breast cancer.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Early detection

Screening leads to early detection.
Early detection leads to the best chance of a cure.

In brief: Early detection

Screening leads to early detection.
Early detection leads to the best chance of a cure.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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