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Breast Cancer Screening (PDQ®)

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Changes to This Summary (12/05/2014)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

Mammography—Variables Associated with Accuracy

Added Population-Based Evaluation of Digital Mammography and CAD as a new subsection.

Revised text to state that the effect of annual tomosynthesis on breast cancer mortality has not been tested in a prospective clinical trial.

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  • Updated: December 5, 2014