Publication - 2018
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-cutaneous cancer in women in the United States, and the second leading cause of death from cancer in American women-second only to lung cancer. Breast cancer mortality can be effectively reduced through screening. The purpose of this guideline is to review breast cancer screening guidelines and the evidence used to support the recommendations and highlight new screening modalities and controversies surrounding screening.
Resources Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Optimal Integration of Postmastectomy Radiotherapy with Breast ReconstructionThrow Caution to the Wind? Discussion of Challenging Cases for APBI Live Webinar
Author SocietyAmerican Society for Radiation OncologyAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Previous versionBreast Cancer Screening Practice Bulletin - 2011
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