Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » Annual mammogram and doctor visits are sufficient follow-ups for breast cancer survivors
 

Annual mammogram and doctor visits are sufficient follow-ups for breast cancer survivors

It is fairly common for patients who have been recently treated for early stage breast cancer to be subjected to intensive follow-ups. These follow-ups tests are often liver scans, chest x-rays, blood and liver function tests and molecular tumor markers. A recent research review has found that intensive follow-ups do not improve cancer detection and women only require an annual mammogram and doctor's visits to have the same chance of detection. The review reviewed data from four studies involving 3,055 subjects and found no improvement in new cancer detection or survival between women who received physical exams and yearly mammograms compared to women who had an intensive follow-up regime. However, women often feel the need for the reassurance that a multitude of tests gives.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Eurekalert

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Annual mammogram and doctor visits are sufficient follow-ups for breast cancer survivors

Date: 23 January 2005

Source: Eurekalert

URL: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-01/cfta-amd012005.php

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Dutch scientists show that mobile phone towers are not good for health
  • Dystonia symptoms are often undetected or misdiagnosed
  • Ear infections linked to GERD
  • Ear piercing
  • Ear plugs may help alleviate the discomfort of takeoff and landing
  • Early Alzheimer's test being developed
  • Early bowel cancer diagnosis significantly improves chances of survival
  • Early cessation of steroid following liver transplant increases rate of rejection
  • Early detection of alcohol abuse crucial
  • Early detection of COPD improves prognosis and reduces treatment costs
  • Early detection of COPD sufferers improves prognosis and reduces treatment costs
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise