Navigation Links
Screening mammography in elderly patients beneficial
Date:4/11/2008

Although guidelines keep changing regarding screening mammography in elderly patients, those older than 70 years old continue to benefit from this exam, showing that with frequent mammograms breast cancers can be found sooner, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Jacobi Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in Bronx, NY.

Our initial interest was sparked by the changing mammographic guidelines in the elderly age group and the differences in the guidelines between organizations including the American Cancer Society and American College of Radiology, said Jason Salsamendi, MD, lead author of the study. We also noticed that we were performing a significant number of screening mammograms in elderly patients at our institution and became curious about the incidence of occult breast cancer in this age group, he said.

The study consisted of the review of 24 cases of breast cancer in 22 elderly patients age 70-89.

The researchers evaluated the mammograms for masses and calcifications and correlated the results to surgically proven histology, lymph node involvement and initial surgical management.

According to the study, 19 of the 24 cases of breast malignancy were initially identified on screening mammography. The study showed that mammographic findings in these 19 cases included 12 masses, 4 suspicious calcifications and 3 masses with calcifications. Of these, surgical management was available in 18 cases with 15 being treated by lumpectomy and 3 being treated with mastectomy. The study also showed that the average time interval from most recent prior mammogram to diagnosis was 2.6 years.

During our study, we found that five patients never had a prior mammogram. Their breast cancer was detected on a baseline study. These five patients included three cases of infiltrating ductal carcinoma, said Dr. Salsamendi. Perhaps with more frequent mammographic screening, more breast cancers can be found earlier, at a noninvasive stage. This would result in a less extensive surgical procedure and improve prognosis. Our results encourage clinicians to continue to order screening mammography in elderly patients at yearly intervals, he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Necoya Tyson
necoya@arrs.org
703-858-4304
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Autism Is a Reversible Condition Asserts Autism Yesterday Documentary, World Premiere Screening in Minnesota on April 17
2. Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Jim Kelly Urges Congress to Approve the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act
3. Non-Profit Group Formed to Promote Safe Colorectal Cancer Screenings and Care:
4. Emergency Departments Nationwide Institute New Alcohol Screening and Intervention Process
5. Prenatal syphilis screening rates: Are they being accurately reported?
6. Boston Kids Enjoy Free Davis Vision Screenings
7. Cellectricon Launches Worlds First System for High Throughput RNAi Screening
8. Video: Walgreens to Provide $35 Million in Free Health Screenings with The Take Care Health Tour
9. Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Turns Awareness Into Action as it Declares First-Of-Its-Kind National DVT Screening Day
10. Evanston-Northwestern Study Proves Effectiveness of MRSA Screening to Reduce Hospital Infections
11. Fifty-Plus Community Leaders and Local Celebrities Declare Their Support for Colon-Cancer Screening Awareness Initiative
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... Hearing” campaign, advocating for active, healthy lifestyles and highlighting the importance of proactive ... with hearing impairments and shares the latest innovations in hearing aid technology. ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet ... advocating for active, healthy lifestyles and highlighting the importance of proactive eye and ... impairments and shares the latest innovations in hearing aid technology. , In ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... O'Fallon, MO (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... Charles County, is inaugurating a new charity drive to generate community support for efforts ... for research into cures and treatments for all types of cancer. , Each ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Radabaugh & Associates, a family ... in North-Central West Virginia, is embarking on a cooperative charity effort with the ... , The Chestnut Mountain Ranch (CMR) is a Christ-centered boarding school for young ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... protection and financial planning assistance that serves communities throughout southern Florida, is working ... to provide scholarship assets to children from low income families. , The Take ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... WILMINGTON, N.C. , Aug. 15, 2017 ... Wilmington, NC , today announced that the company ... at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ... AccuKit-HIV is designed to characterize and quantify HIV reservoir ... and after pharmacological intervention. The HIV Cure Center is ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... , Aug. 10, 2017  Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), ... in Lakewood, Colorado . The reputable clinic ... Lipkin , PT, DPT with his staff of four clinicians. ... of Pittsburgh and brings over 10 years of experience with ... Belmar PT marks the 10th PRN clinic in and ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... WARSAW, Ind. , Aug. 7, 2017 Zimmer ... in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced that its Board of Directors ... stockholders for the third quarter of 2017. ... will be paid on or about October 27, 2017 to ... September 22, 2017.  Future declarations of dividends are subject to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: