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Age affects short-term quality of life after breast biopsy
Date:11/18/2013

erm decreases in quality of life related to breast biopsy," said Dr. Lee, who has since moved to the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where she is associate professor of radiology, as well as the director of breast imaging at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. "When we looked at the predictors of quality-of-life score, we found that the strongest predictor is younger age."

Dr. Lee noted that the results are surprising at first glance, considering that younger women as a group generally are healthier than their older counterparts. She pointed to the significant role of anxiety as a major factor in explaining the differences.

"The prospect of life-threatening disease can produce a lot of anxiety in anyone," Dr. Lee said. "Younger women typically have less experience with the health care system in general, and it may be their first time going through a diagnostic testing experience."

The study findings suggest that tailored pre-biopsy counseling may better prepare women for percutaneous biopsy procedures.

"By better explaining what patients can expect during the biopsy experience, we can minimize anxiety before and after the procedure," Dr. Lee said.

Researchers at MGH, led by Shannon Swan, M.D., are using the TMI tool to study other screening experiences like colonoscopy to learn ways to improve the diagnostic testing process for patients.


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Contact: Linda Brooks
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630-590-7762
Radiological Society of North America
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