Navigation Links
Aggressive Action Urged When Evaluating Breast Lesions
Date:5/3/2010

Suspicious growths in high-risk patients should be classified as soon as possible, researchers say

MONDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should aggressively evaluate indeterminate breast lesions found in women with a high risk of breast cancer, the results of a new study suggest.

An indeterminate breast lesion is one that cannot be definitively classified as malignant or benign. High-risk women include those who have breast cancer, a history of breast cancer or a genetic predisposition for the disease, according to background information in a news release about the study.

"A short-term follow-up MRI, ultrasound and/or mammographic investigation is usually recommended for indeterminate lesions found in high-risk women. However, that may not be soon enough," study lead author Dr. Martin Korzeniowski, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, said in the release.

He and his colleagues looked at 59 breast lesions in 55 women that were identified on MRI as indeterminate. Of those lesions, 22 percent turned out to be malignant on follow-up and subsequent biopsy.

"In our study, the cancer yield was substantial for indeterminate lesions identified on initial contrast-enhanced breast MRI, which suggests that those lesions should be evaluated more aggressively to exclude malignancy and increase one's chances for survival," Korzeniowski said.

The study was scheduled to be presented May 3 at the annual meeting of the American College of Radiology/American Roentgen Ray Society, held in San Diego.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about breast cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American College of Radiology/American Roentgen Ray Society, news release, May 3, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Indeterminate breast lesions found in high-risk patients should be evaluated aggressively to exclude malignancy
2. Merely seeing disease symptoms may promote aggressive immune response
3. Protein plays a critical role in the development of aggressive breast cancer
4. New Test May Predict Prostate Cancers Aggressiveness
5. Spanking May Make a Child More Aggressive
6. Long-Term Breast-Feeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers
7. Infertility Raises Risk of More Aggressive Prostate Cancer
8. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Gets Aggressive in Seeking Funding Sources for Life Saving Drugs
9. Cells of aggressive leukemia hijack normal protein to grow
10. Aggressive response helped Chilean hospital improve H1N1 influenza outcomes
11. Sun Spark Purity Moves Aggressively into the Market of Pure Lidocaine Powder and Caffeine Powder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... Spiritual Awakening , announces the addition Onnit brand Alpha BRAIN and New Mood ... of Onnit brain and mood optimization products to the store is just one ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... , ... On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 members of the HomeTown Health network, ... Nathan Deal on SB 258, the “Rural Health Care Relief” Bill. , The bill, ... credit to individuals and corporations which donate directly to a “rural hospital” in Georgia, ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Torrance, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 ... ... physician advocating optimistic healthcare awareness and author of best seller "LOVE, MEDICINE and ... Talk Radio Monday, May 2, 2016 and podcasted thereafter . Dr. Bernie ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Conditions were ... at Cove Island Park on Sunday, with sunny skies, a light breeze and temperatures ... nearly $33,000. , The 5k Run and Walk and 1-mile walk were ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... A ... born with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia have better survival rates if surgery is ... hernia (CDH)—a condition where the diaphragm fails to form completely, letting abdominal organs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 Shire plc ... Jeff Poulton , Chief Financial Officer, will present at the ... Boston, MA on Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 10:00 ... will be available on the Presentations and Webcasts section of ... of the webcast will be available on this same website ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... 27, 2016 Oasmia Pharmaceutical ... of a new generation of drugs within human ... results for Paclical/Apealea in the Phase III study ... epithelial ovarian cancer. These preliminary results showed non-inferiority ... with carboplatin versus Taxol in combination with carboplatin. ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... reach USD 2.06 billion by 2022, according to ... Increasing consumer awareness towards a healthy lifestyle is ... seven years.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150105/723757 ... coupled with rising health treatment expenditure has urged ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: