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Dr. Destounis in national spotlight as a co-author of updated screening guidelines just released

Dr. Destounis in national spotlight as a co-author of updated screening guidelines just released

  The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) jointly published updated breast cancer screening guidelines in June 2021 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). The updated guidelines have a few main points.

Why going to the same breast center every year is important in mammography screening

Why going to the same breast center every year is important in mammography screening

It is important to develop a lifelong relationship with your breast imaging specialists dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer. Most women of average risk will begin having annual screening mammograms at the age of 40. Current guidelines from the Society of Breast Imaging and the American College of Radiology state that patients should continue having annual screening mammograms as long as they are in good health,

EWBC with Cancer Services Program has provided 28 years of free cancer screenings

EWBC with Cancer Services Program has provided 28 years of free cancer screenings

Services are provided through arrangements with health providers in each county, allowing screenings offered close to home. The CSP-FLR does not perform the screenings but pays for clinical breast exams and mammograms. The program also pays for follow-up diagnostic exams if there is an abnormal finding during a screening.

Why 40? Beginning Your Annual Screening Mammography

Why 40? Beginning Your Annual Screening Mammography

Starting annual screening mammograms at age 40 saves life. Despite this fact, depending on who you ask, confusing recommendations remain, with some organizations recommending delaying screening until age 50. The thing is, there is no scientific or biological reason that the age of 50 was selected as the age to begin screening.

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